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The main business of religions is to purify, control, and restrain that excessive and exclusive taste for well-being which men acquire in times of equality. Alexis de Tocqueville
What the insurance companies have done is to reverse the business so that the public at large insures the insurance companies. Gerry Spence
Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, it's just the opposite. John Kenneth Galbraith
The CIA is made up of boys whose families sent them to Princeton but wouldn't let them into the family brokerage business. Lyndon B. Johnson
It is just as important that business keep out of government as that government keep out of business. Herbert Hoover
It is always sound business to take any obtainable net gain, at any cost and at any risk to the rest of the community. Thorstein Veblen
Avarice, the spur of industry. David Hume
Thirty to 40 years ago, most financial decisions were fairly simple. Scott Cook
Half of this business is politics. As real estate developers, it's our job to go in there and get beat up. Ross Perot, Jr.
It's shocking to think about how little the travel industry cares about sustainability - and it's the basis of their business! Jochen Zeitz
I have done things politically, and I've been running a business at the same time, but I sort of joke that to some extent I do more than most legislators have done in their whole careers, and I've been doing it as a part-time job. Craig Benson
I've always challenged myself and the people who work with me to take new approaches to traditional business challenges, to push the envelope and constantly ask whether our sacred cows are still producing great milk. Irene Rosenfeld
I'm not into business at all. Freddie Mercury
Every new rule, mandate, and regulatory edict is one more obstacle that small business owners, entrepreneurs, and job creators have to swallow. Marsha Blackburn
Well, you can't be trying to achieve success of any kind in this business without accepting that there's going to be a flip side to it. Jennifer Garner
You can have a wrestling idea, but you need to have these momentum-shifting moves. We had the Hulkamania movement, then it shifted to the beer-drinking, Stone Cold era, we reinvented the business with growing the black beard and becoming the bad guy, what's that next level. Hulk Hogan
I always encourage our people and young business people that I meet to have a respect for cash, keeping some in their pockets and purses at all times. To me, that's essential. Muhtar Kent
In some of the countries where we operate, there is a tradition of corruption, in which the political elites work with business in the framework of unsavory relationships. Lee R. Raymond
Happiness is like a cat, If you try to coax it or call it, it will avoid you; it will never come. But if you pay not attention to it and go about your business, you'll find it rubbing against your legs and jumping into your lap. William Bennett
I was raised in Hollywood and knew, from as early as grammar school, classmates who were in the business. Mike Farrell
I'm grateful I've got my mind. I can take care of my own business. John Morton
If you're a sponsor, and you're doing business globally, to bring your guests to South Florida is pretty nice. Wayne Huizenga
Failure doesn't mean you are a failure it just means you haven't succeeded yet. Robert H. Schuller
I want to tell my jokes. I want to have time with my children. I want to entertain people. And at one point, I'll walk away from show business. But I don't want to walk away empty-handed. Dave Chappelle
Things that happen every day are, frankly, what we in the news business aren't good at covering because there is no one day in which they are news. Nicholas Kristof
GE sells more than 96 percent of its products to the private sector, where America's future must be built. But government can help business invest in our shared future. Jeffrey R. Immelt
I really sing songs that move me. I'm not in show business. I'm in the communications business. That's what it's for me. Richie Havens
Athol Fugard became famous as a playwright, so although 'Tsotsi' the book was written in the '60s, it was only published in the '80s. It was then optioned pretty much every year by producers. I think the problem was that holding onto its period setting made it very hard to get finance. Gavin Hood
Take the leap. If you love theater more than anything, take the leap. It's so rich if you give over fully to it; there are no halfers or returnsies in this business - if you don't... There's no way to go other than full tilt with your life and job. Michael Lomenda
Here's the thing with the business, is that when people like your work, and you make them money, you're set. When the critics like you, and you make the studios money, doors opened. Andie MacDowell
Your typical business just measures the metrics that have to do with the profitability of the business one way or another. But you can have metrics that measure employee happiness and the morale. You can also do direct customer surveys; you can track it over time. You can do supplier satisfaction scores as well. John Mackey
You know, I look like a woman but I think like a man. And in this world of business, that has helped me a lot. Because by the time they think that I don't know what's goin' on, I then got the money, and gone. Dolly Parton
I would say you feel a lot more pressure at a national tournament than a state tournament. This is more of a fun weekend out with the guys. The national tournament is more business. Mike Peters
For far too long the American public and business sector have kept their silence as civil liberties have been whittled away by statutory and regulatory measures. Bob Barr
It is not fit the public trusts should be lodged in the hands of any, till they are first proved and found fit for the business they are to be entrusted with. Matthew Henry
The sad truth is that without complex business partnerships between African elites and European traders and commercial agents, the slave trade to the New World would have been impossible, at least on the scale it occurred. Henry Louis Gates Jr.
The movie business is not about the money. Of course, you need money to make the movie. If you have a small budget, adapt yourself. Having $200 million dollars doesn't ensure that you're definitely going to make a good movie. There's so many examples that prove that. Marjane Satrapi
As a goalkeeper you need to be good at organising the people in front of you and motivating them. You need to see what's going on and react to the threats. Just like a good manager in business. Peter Shilton
I spent most of my career in business not saying the word 'woman.' Because if you say the word 'woman' in a business context, and often in a political context, the person on the other side of the table thinks you're about to sue them or ask for special treatment, right? Sheryl Sandberg
Your mindset matters. It affects everything - from the business and investment decisions you make, to the way you raise your children, to your stress levels and overall well-being. Peter Diamandis
If we must have a tyrant, let him at least be a gentleman who has been bred to the business, and let us fall by the axe and not by the butcher's cleaver. Lord Byron
For centuries, the arts and philanthropists have worked well together: look at the Tate family and the Courtaulds. If you've been fortunate enough to have some success in business, I think it's important to put something back. Lloyd Dorfman
To talk about a relationship trivializes something that's nobody's business. Jennifer Aniston
Thomas Friedman's 'The World is Flat' sold more copies in India than in the U.K. The market for go-getting business books or wonkish tomes by corporate moguls posing as philosopher kings has grown dramatically in modernising China and India. Pankaj Mishra
I routinely make trips to China and India where we have offices to continue to maintain the linkages that are necessary to run a successful business. Douglas Leone
My most difficult class at Harvard Business School would have to be finance. Tyra Banks
When you're building a business or joining a company, you have to be transparent; you can't have two sets of information for two sets of people. Howard Schultz
Banks operate like a man who either wears his trousers round his chest, stifling breathing, as now, or round his ankles, exposing his assets. We want their trousers tied round their middle: steady lending growth; particularly to productive British business, especially small scale enterprise. Vince Cable
My husband changed jobs so fast that I simply never knew what business he was in. Rose Kennedy
The business has changed so much that they're able - we're able these days in the music industry to be able to control our own destiny. Bobby Brown
They thought that I did conceive there was a difference between them and Mr. Cotton... I might say they might preach a covenant of works as did the apostles, but to preach a covenant of works and to be under a covenant of works is another business. Anne Hutchinson
It's none of their business that you have to learn how to write. Let them think you were born that way. Ernest Hemingway
Elvis was a giant and influenced everyone in the business. Isaac Hayes
We are in a position of financial and social power, and we could be agents of change in our society. Without pretension, I believe we could be a nice little gardener who takes care of the garden, and hopefully our neighbor will do the same. Then, maybe we'll achieve a better world. Guy Laliberte
By the mid-70s, I wanted to get out of the business. I was tired anyway. Dave Van Ronk
I knew Quintessentially was a success when my father, who does a lot of business in Beirut, introduced himself to somebody and they said, 'Oh, do you know Ben Elliot? I'd really like to meet him.' I remember him ringing me up, really annoyed. Ben Elliot
The country has moved off track. The people in Washington don't have the hard-nosed business experience needed to get the economy up and running. Doug Ose
Because I didn't go to drama school, I didn't start in the business with any toolbox apart from enthusiasm and instinct. I'd throw everything at a part and sometimes realise that I had hit my limits. Hattie Morahan
I don't think Apple has to own a content business. Tim Cook
Fortunately we've been shooting in North Carolina which means we're not in LA where you can hear people talking about you and you know so much about what's going on in the business. Katie Holmes
I was writing an earnest novel about cruises in the Caribbean and I just started writing 'Bridget Jones' to get some money, to finance this earnest work, and then I chucked it out. Helen Fielding
In business, experience is the big teacher. Matthew Stewart
It's always interesting researching characters and as I get older and the more that I work in this business, I do more and more of it because I realize how important it is. Max Thieriot
Los Angeles is a one-horse town. It's entirely driven by the entertainment business and that's what it is. Jason Priestley
When public figures think they can open a business even though they've got no business experience, it's a bad idea. Moby
I believe this Emperador Distillers investment in Whyte & Mackay is good for the Philippines as a whole, not only beneficial to our business. Andrew Tan
What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests, an interchange of services given and received; it is, in sum, simply a business from which those involved propose to derive a steady profit for their own self-love. Francois de La Rochefoucauld
As an actor, you just want to continue to work on things that you like. You can be in this business a long time and consistently working and just be totally artistically unfulfilled. Mike Colter
To keep the record straight, it wasn't always John and Yoko. We've all accused one another of various business things; we tend to be pretty paranoid by now, as you can imagine. There's a lot of money involved. Paul McCartney
I don't like people who are hypocritical, who pretend to be nice, particularly in show business when they're nice on camera, and then off camera they're absolutely appalling to the makeup people, or the waitress in a restaurant, you know? I don't like - I can't bear those kind of people. So I like people who are, you know, up front in your face. Simon Cowell
If the English want a king, it is their business. If the Russians want communism, it is their business. If the Americans want our form of government, it is our business. Julius Rosenberg
Rock stars get room keys, I get business cards. Thomas Friedman
I still enjoy acting. I love the moment in front of the camera, but it's all the other moments that I don't enjoy. The 'business' aspect of it, the gossip. Jennie Garth
I was bullied as a kid, and I got a job on television. And I had a camera. And so I wanted to go after those business bullies. And I just have been following that instinct. John Stossel
My father and grandfather were businessmen. The family business was Adelphi Paints in New Jersey. When the first energy crisis came in the early 1970s, the business suffered. David Einhorn
Business deals are successfully negotiated every day throughout America. The common thread is a mutual desire to reach an accord. And the media business is no different. Gordon Smith
I was telling somebody just the other day, there's technically such a hierarchy in this business. You have film, that's the ideal; then you have TV, and things like web series do not claim as much cred, but the fact is, if the material is solid and I believe and trust in the team that's involved, I don't care what format it is. Tony Hale
People do care where their food, or other goods, comes from, not merely if the price is right. And that means no business can afford to ignore the impacts their buying practices have on producers and on the perceptions and choices of consumers. Julian Baggini
My best business decision was to be independent as a musician and artist. My worst was compromising on certain aspects of a deal for the sake of other members of my group when I shouldn't have, because I was right in the end. Ziggy Marley
I've always been pretty levelheaded. In show business, you need to have a certain internal stability. Annette Bening
Time is the scarcest resource and unless it is managed nothing else can be managed. Peter Drucker
I enjoy the creative side of the business side of being a restaurateur. That's my thing. The thing I'm constantly thinking about is, how do you create new, interesting situations that keep people coming back? Todd English
Don't ever break someone's trust. Once you do, then nobody wants to do business with you. Robert Budi Hartono
Show me any top entertainer or top business executive, and I'll show you a guy who has mapped out his life from the very start. Bobby Darin
Business is always interfering with pleasure - but it makes other pleasures possible. William Feather
The leverage and influence social media gives citizens are rapidly spreading into the business world. Simon Mainwaring
For the men, they are more of a risk taker, and for the women, they are more nurturing and more details. So the combination of the men and women is very good for business. Teresita Sy-Coson
I still work hard to know my business. I'm continuously looking for ways to improve all my companies, and I'm always selling. Always. Mark Cuban
I do that mostly because I believe that the fantasy business is in terrible trouble right now, for several reasons, not the least of which being the almost Democrat vs. Republican mentality of readers on the Internet. R. A. Salvatore
Success in show business depends on your ability to make and keep friends. Sophie Tucker
The government must do all it can to help reduce interest rates for business. Pauline Hanson
The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity. Peter Drucker
Most of my ex-girlfriends are still close friends. I guess when you are with someone that long, unless they did something really terrible to you, you remain friends. My real estate business is run by my best friend, who is an ex-girlfriend. Ryan Kavanaugh
There's a large opportunity for Bon Iver to be a special thing, even from a business standpoint - just trying to do cooler things. Every band sells t-shirts and plays certain auditoriums, but I'm sick of being like everyone else, because I'm not. Justin Vernon
This Department of Treasury, run by this administration, using the same tried and true accounting methods that every business in America uses, cast new light on the fiscal severity that our Nation is facing, what some would call a mess. Jim Costa
Everybody's got something. In the end, what choice does one really have but to understand that truth, to really take it in, and then shop for groceries, get a haircut, do one's work; get on with the business of one's life. That's the hope, anyway. David Rakoff
A business absolutely devoted to service will have only one worry about profits. They will be embarrassingly large. Henry Ford
In terms of having a business, I wanted to let it go beyond what my personal taste is. Basically, I'm in a kilt and a white shirt every day. So, you know, I don't have a lot of scope, and I'm really picky about what I wear. Marc Jacobs
Capital is that part of wealth which is devoted to obtaining further wealth. Alfred Marshall
I want to invest and have my own record label and artists. I want to have a business where my kids, kids, kids will still have something going on long after I'm gone. Chingy
Well, as a former small businessperson - I understand what's going on, I think in the business community. And businesspeople around the country are looking at all the spending and all the debt. They're looking at all the policies coming out of this Congress and this administration the last two years, and they - it's created all this uncertainty. John Boehner
Education is a business - the growth business. It cultivates the growth of our learners, translates the growth of new knowledge, and builds professional growth. Heidi Hayes Jacobs
Perhaps the single most effective antagonist of American business is Ralph Nader, who - thanks largely to the media - has become a legend in his own time and an idol of millions of Americans. Lewis F. Powell Jr.
Mr. Wrigley believed in this: Put all your eggs in one basket and watch the basket. They don't do that today. This is the old-fashioned way I'm talking about. He carried it on to his business. Do one thing and stay with it. Ernie Banks
I've never isolated role models based on gender. I have more male role models due to the mere fact that I've done business with more of them and they're leaders within the verticals I work. Of those, Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos.com, is an entrepreneur and personal friend that I have a great deal of respect for. Amy Jo Martin
It is very sad for a man to make himself servant to a single thing; his manhood all taken out of him by the hydraulic pressure of excessive business. Theodore Parker
Sabanci has many years of experience in the tire reinforcement industry, and we are committed to the success of this business through an advanced technology relationship with KoSa and a strong commitment to our customers. Guler Sabanci
I have received more fulfillment and adulation than I would ever know what to do with in terms of show business. Maria Bamford
After coming from a major label, I realized the entire business has been decimated, and you can't look to labels to try to figure it out because they don't even use the technology, and they're oblivious to how people consume music these days. Trent Reznor
I've heard that George Clooney did something like nine pilots before 'ER' was picked up, way back when he was doing TV. It's just the way the business works. There are a lot of pilots that we've never seen. It's protocol. Andie MacDowell
Books are such quiet things - created in silence, read in silence - yet publishing a book has become a very noisy business. I've been noisy, too. I felt like I had to be in order to connect with my readers. Ellen Potter
Online business models are still evolving. New and different products and services pop up every day. This gives rise to supporting products and services. A business can make substantial profit by helping others execute their plans for making money. Marc Ostrofsky
My strengths as a businessman lie in the design and sale of women's shoes, and I have never been comfortable with complicated or technical legal or business documents. Steve Madden
If you can serve everyone who visits you, you must be doing well in business. Ahmet Davutoglu
We do have business relationships; we do licensing relationships, and people want to use Google services on top of Android. But in theory, you can use Android without Google. Sundar Pichai
By now, it seems as if everyone has already read Thomas L. Friedman's 'The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century.' It changed the way we think about global business, competitiveness and the implication for far-flung economies, governments, education and more. Andrew Ross Sorkin
We are a business, and you do a little of what you think's right, pay your bills, and attract... a single record attracts attention to your concerts and your albums. Bruce Johnston
The world is full of people who have dreams of playing at Carnegie Hall, of running a marathon, and of owning their own business. The difference between the people who make it across the finish line and everyone else is one simple thing: an action plan. John Tesh
I was spawned by some pretty good people in this business - Mr. Astaire, Mr. Tracy. They stopped and took their time to talk to people. Robert Wagner
I think it is really important to have a sense of business. As a designer you can get so wrapped up in the design and fashion side that you forget the business side. Tommy Hilfiger
I hope to be remembered as someone who promoted positive change in Mexican business and society - even if this is not currently understood. Ricardo Salinas Pliego
Judaism is much more communal, and partly as a consequence of my religious switch, I am increasingly more suspicous of my previous view that what people do in the privacy of their own home is their business alone. Luke Ford
But what you realise after you've been in the business for a while is that people develop opinions about you that don't have anything to do with your music, they like or dislike you for a million reasons, they like or dislike you for your last record. Adam Duritz
I've been in the bargain basement of the movie business. Linda Fiorentino
To finance this trade deficit, the U.S. has to borrow from the rest of the world or sell American assets like stocks, businesses, and real estate to the rest of the world. Martin Feldstein
Every sandwich I sold, the city got more sales tax, the state got more. But they came in and they would want to give me a ticket because I have a sign outside trying to get more business, right? Kevin McCarthy
How many deaf people do you know in real life? Unless they live in a cave, or are 14, which seems to be true for most people in this business, what could I possibly tell them that they don't already know? Marlee Matlin
In every business I had ever started, even ones that had totally failed, I had kept good relations with the investors. James Altucher
I love the business of business; I love the risk raking. Felix Dennis
Business fascinates me. It's very creative. Ridley Scott
The seminal elements of what makes a story great - challenge, struggle, resolution - are the same whether we're talking about story content for a movie such as 'Rain Man,' or telling a purposeful story to forge new business relationships or conclude a fruitful transaction, such as acquiring an NBA franchise. Peter Guber
The FBI has always supported big business and big government. Leonard Peltier
In a creative business, if you're happy, it will come out in your work. I don't see how you can be happy if you don't like the people you're working with and if they aren't a joy to have fun with. Christian Louboutin
If I would be in this business for business, I wouldn't be in this business. Sol Hurok
I basically see two reasons for a going public: Glencore gets access to more money. It is a way of funding your business and to finance growth. Plus: You have more liquid shares. It is easier to leave the company and redeem your shares. The 'going public' may also be an exit strategy for the top management. Marc Rich
I was actually accepted into medical school in Italy. But then I wanted to come back and learn medicine in Germany. And while waiting, I decided to join a business school. I figured it would be useful for doctors to know some business as well! Jochen Zeitz
An open-minded person running a business might catch a problem faster than a closed-minded person. And when they identify a problem, they can fix it much faster. Adeo Ressi
I feel like after acting, the other half of why I love this business is the opportunity to work with and meet people who inspire you. That it pays my rent is a good bonus. Aaron Yoo
Don't simply retire from something; have something to retire to. Harry Emerson Fosdick
I've always wanted to be the best in the world as a baseball player, so when I started to think about opening a business, it was with that mindset. Curt Schilling
I have tried at every point to seek God's wisdom on the decisions I made, and I made it my business to speak up on behalf of the things God tells us are important to Him. Jesse Helms
Women in business are talented leaders who can share their skills as trainers, mentors and advocates. Melanne Verveer
Music is what I must do, business is what I need to do and politics is what I have to do. Bob Geldof
A frustration I have is that a lot of people increasingly seem to equate an advertising business model with somehow being out of alignment with your customers. I think it's the most ridiculous concept. Mark Zuckerberg
The great thing about show business is that there's no mandatory retirement age. Scott Bakula
The hardest thing about being in this business is just being able to be yourself. People act like there's this one set of rules to follow to be a pop star and I think, 'Well, you say I'm a pop star, so maybe that's not true.' Kelly Clarkson
Creative ideas flourish best in a shop which preserves some spirit of fun. Nobody is in business for fun, but that does not mean there cannot be fun in business. Leo Burnett
When I first started out in the entertainment business, I made a list of people I thought it would be good to meet. Not people who could give me a job or a deal, but people who could shake me up, teach me something, challenge my ideas about myself and the world. Brian Grazer
American business would be run better today if there was more alignment between CEOs' interest and the company. For example, would the financial crisis of 2008 have occurred if the CEO of Lehman and Morgan Stanley and Goldman and Citibank had to take a very small percentage of every mortgage-backed security... or every loan they made? Aubrey McClendon
What kind of business world are we living in? Jack Ma
I'm a night person, but because of being in the film business and having children, my schedule has shifted, and I'm always terrified that I'm going to oversleep. Timothy Simons
I believe that raising the status of women in Turkey is a responsibility shared by everyone. It is not only in Turkey; we are still in need of serious support for the role of women in business and society all around the world. Guler Sabanci
I've always wanted to be in the health and wellness business. I try to encourage people to live a healthy lifestyle. Mark Wahlberg
When I was 17-years-old, I was in the music business. Scott Caan
A typical medical practice is like an old-fashioned business which keeps all of its records on paper. It can probably track down any individual transaction if it needs to, but it's basically helpless when it comes to overall measurements of performance. And that's the big problem. Mitch Kapor
I am just at that stage of wondering where I go from here. I came into this business almost by accident, but now it has become serious. What started as a bit of fun, something to do other than be a model, has taken on a different career curve. I have been forced to ask where that curve is going to end up. Cameron Diaz
No matter what business you are in, there is change, and it's happening pretty quickly. Jim Pattison
I don't really make plans and I just want to be happy and continue with my business and take care of my wife and kids. I want to sit back, relax and enjoy life. Larry Holmes
No community values entrepreneurship and small business more than the Hispanic community. Marco Rubio
Business leaders, social justice groups, farmers and ranchers, doctors and nurses and people from all walks of life are concerned about the climate threat. Frances Beinecke
One day I was in Starbucks going through one of my books on accounting, and this beautiful young woman came up to me and said, 'My accounting book is different from yours.' Her name was Joyce, she had a background in finance and administration and ran a surgery center. Within a short time, we were married. David Schweikert
You can't run a business based on sympathies; otherwise our business would be hampered. Marc Rich
You know how it is with drawers and labels in the music business. They don't want anything to be complicated. They just want it simple, as simple as possible. Mark McGrath
To prosper and advance, the American business sector is going to need a financial system oriented toward business, not 'home ownership.' Edmund Phelps
If we want to secure the best jobs in the future, we must make America the best place in the world to do business. Jim DeMint
I bought an insurance policy covering the inheritance tax my kids will have to pay when we die, which I thought was a good bit of forward thinking. And I always know I'm going to have enough for tax because I make sure I keep it back in my business account. Mark Billingham
Successful technologies often begin as hobbies. Jacques Cousteau invented scuba diving because he enjoyed exploring caves. The Wright brothers invented flying as a relief from the monotony of their normal business of selling and repairing bicycles. Freeman Dyson
Small business owners that are female, that is their number one problem, is access to capital. Marsha Blackburn
Run a home like you would a small business and treat it with the same seriousness. Anthea Turner
We expect all our businesses to have a positive impact on our top and bottom lines. Profitability is very important to us or we wouldn't be in this business. Jeff Bezos
As an actress, emotions are my business, my stock-in-trade. As such, I've dealt with them nearly all my life. Loretta Young
Now that I'm staring down the barrel of the last act of my life, I'm less excited about control and solo effort, and I resent the way the business aspects interfere with my space for creative writing. David Knopfler
Every one knows, that the mind will not be kept from contemplating what it loves in the midst of crowds and business. Hence come those frequent absences, so observable in conversation; for whilst the body is confined to present company, the mind is flown to that which it delights in. Mary Astell
There is nothing false or arrogant about German pride in German technical and business skills. Douglas Hurd
The best thing in business is to follow your gut. If a decision is not sitting well with you, don't just make it. Dylan Lauren
As a result of the digital age and the decline of first-class mail, there is no question that the Postal Service must change and develop a new business model. Bernie Sanders
I got out of the music industry many years ago. I had a charlatan for a producer who I wanted nothing to do with. He's dead now, so I guess I can't beat that horse any more. It left a very bad taste in my mouth, so I just went on about my business doing what I do and not involving myself with record companies, except for distribution. Leon Redbone
Movies are an expensive business. Albert Brooks
I'm pretty good at weaseling my way into a job, even if I have no business being there. Aubrey Plaza
I go out there to win. People don't care if you die in this business. The only way I get back is with success. Michael Bay
The world is a nested space, and so we have our brain as a person, and people are members of teams, and teams are part of business units, and business units are parts of corporations, and corporations are part of industries, which are part of economies. Clayton M. Christensen
Later, at Stanford University, I thought I'd become a lawyer or businessman, but my father came to me and said he thought there was a big future in the fine-wine business. Robert Mondavi
Every artist undresses his subject, whether human or still life. It is his business to find essences in surfaces, and what more attractive and challenging surface than the skin around a soul? Richard Corliss
I hope, what I hope the most is to be more successful as a mother than in show business, because to be a mother is the most difficult I will ever have to do. Celine Dion
It's tough for people to get into business, especially a small business. Fred DeLuca
The Obama administration's large and sustained increases in debt raise the specter of another financial crisis and large future tax increases, further chilling business investment and job creation. Glenn Hubbard
For business owners, there are many important documents to learn to read. One of the most important is the profit and loss statement, known as the P&L, and the balance sheet. Darren L Johnson
I personally felt that his ad hominen attacks on British architects were not the sort of thing a Prince of Wales should be doing because, apart from anything else, they put various people out of business. Anthony Holden
Investment banking is not a business; it is a personal service where bankers work hand in hand with their clients. And it is a service that must not simply be about making bigger and bigger deals that reap rewards for only a small group of executives. Felix Rohatyn
Doing good business - being ethical, being transparent, being caring, implementing values in your business - makes a difference, and you make money at the same time. Shari Arison
The truth is, truly passionate media creators don't get into the media business to make huge gains from spectacular unicorn exits. When it happens, we certainly all cheer (and perhaps secretly hope it happens to us). But the fact is, we make media because we don't know what else to do with ourselves. It's how we're wired, so to speak. John Battelle
I think it's always difficult to reconcile the needs of art and business. Christian Lacroix
Freedom. Freedom of religion. Freedom to speak their mind. Freedom to build a life. And yes, freedom to build a business. With their own hands. This is the essence of the American experience. Mitt Romney
There are companies trying to build business within Saudi Arabia, and what they find is that if they try to bring on locals and teach them how to become senior executives, they just don't show up to work. They are not predictable as to when they'll come in and how much of their hearts are into that opportunity. Clayton M. Christensen
I'm in a stage where I feel like I need to retrain my mind, because since the beginning of my career, I've been such a fighter and a little hustler and someone who just tried to stay afloat in this business. Ali Larter
Walter Scott has no business to write novels, especially good ones. It is not fair. He has fame and profit enough as a poet, and should not be taking the bread out of the mouths of other people. Jane Austen
I'll keep on acting 'til they wipe the drool. I like the business. I like to do different parts and diverse characters. I haven't lost my enthusiasm yet! Robert Duvall
Companies and leaders are role models - not just with the business community - but in the broader world. Chip Conley
Business wise, I have always learned valuable lessons so I don't regret any decisions I have made. Kiana Tom
The period from 2002 to 2007 was probably our best period. We created a strategy to build global scale, footprints in each of the geographies and dramatically built our international business. Baba Kalyani
The reality of our business is that for every actor who's rolled up his tent and given up and gone home, the next day you hear about some shoe salesman at Macy's who had this audition and now he's Harrison Ford. There's always that carrot out there in our business. Scott Bakula
I can take more punishment than anyone in the business. Ric Flair
You just can't keep pouring money down an endless hole and never recoup any of it. It's got to be a business. Don Bluth
I'm just a really normal, sensitive kind of go-about-my business everyday kinda guy. People see the tattoos, and they either read things or they see things and they don't really know that I'm just this guy that gets up and makes coffee in the morning and hangs out with his friends and walks his dog and reads his Bible and goes about his day. Joel Madden
I can say that hands down from being in this business 32 years; we're going to be much better than we were last year just because there's eight new players that now have experience and Palacios will be healthy. Rick Pitino
Cricket is my passion; it is my first love. So I will not act in my movies, as they will just be a side business for me. Harbhajan Singh
Kitty Wells was the first and only Queen of Country Music, no matter what they call the rest of us. She was a great inspiration to me as well as every other female singer in the country music business. In addition to being a wonderful asset to country music, she was a wonderful woman. Dolly Parton
It's arguable whether a hit song is gonna add to the business a film does. There are plenty of films that didn't do any business and sold a million albums. John Hughes
Now with all this movie business, everybody's coming around wanting to know everything that's happened since I was four. It's like going to an analyst. Judy Holliday
My dad actually had business cards made up with my sister's website and my website and all of our information. And he hands them out to people he meets. Maria Bamford
Acting can be a difficult business. When I was younger, if my mates were doing better than me, I might be a little bit envious, but as I have got older, I love to see actors cracking on and succeeding. The same goes for writers. Max Beesley
There are some very real areas where working together is critical, whether it's talking about public policy issues, enforcement, or how to work together to facilitate new business opportunities. The RIAA has gotten much more involved in that. Hilary Rosen
In business, sometimes you have to change the CEO in order to change the direction of the company. Thomas Massie
I come from the operations side of the business, and I buy companies to operate them, not to flip them. Michael Heisley
Business, labor and civil society organizations have skills and resources that are vital in helping to build a more robust global community. Kofi Annan
In this business, there is an insane amount of pressure, spoken and unspoken, to be thin. If you look at some of the television shows, eating disorders become like a competitive thing. Kim Raver
Dumb luck brought on the move from business to acting. I had moved to New York when I was 23, in the year 2000. On a lark, I went to audition for a soap opera. Teddy Sears
Sales are contingent upon the attitude of the salesman - not the attitude of the prospect. W. Clement Stone
Kevin Systrom of Instagram used to work for us as a consultant in the early days of Mint. I knew him a long time ago. Maybe I could have gotten in there. But with photo sharing, I don't know if there's an obvious business model. I don't think there's a competitive, sustainable advantage. Aaron Patzer
The best piece of advice I've ever been given was, 'Be in the business you're in.' Don't just be a satellite around it and expect it to come to you. Be in the business you're in. Ray Stevenson
Once, and only once, I walked on stage and my mind went utterly blank! I had no idea why I was there! My fellow actors had to rescue me. I was very young and new to the business, so I'm glad it didn't give me stage fright for the rest of my life! Laura Donnelly
The credit for much of this rightly belongs to the late Mayor Daley who forged a coalition of business and labor that kept Chicago always moving ahead. Jane Byrne
I have a problem with the blatant celebrity exhibitionism that happens in this business and being sold purely as a brand. Jason Patric
Tact and diplomacy are fine in international relations, in politics, perhaps even in business; in science only one thing matters, and that is the facts. Hans Eysenck
Today, companies have to radically revolutionize themselves every few years just to stay relevant. That's because technology and the Internet have transformed the business landscape forever. The fast-paced digital age has accelerated the need for companies to become agile. Nolan Bushnell
My dad's a lighting director. Growing up in Hollywood, I was around the entertainment industry all the time. I knew I'd end up in show business in some capacity, eventually. Meghan Markle
Just like a script, you need to keep a business plan to yourself. Preity Zinta
People who like to fume about the manner in which Disney changed beloved classics are often ignorant of history, not to mention the realities of show business. Kage Baker
I wanted to be Stan Laurel, then I wanted to be Fred Astaire and then Captain Kangaroo. I actually started out as a radio announcer when I was 17 and never left the business, so that's literally 70 years. Dick Van Dyke
There wasn't a bigger issue in my campaign than Obamacare. Everyone I talk to, every business, a lot of family farmers, are concerned about how this will affect them. Jason T. Smith
When companies are trying to find a state to locate a new business or factory, they look at a number of factors - including tax structure, employment base, infrastructure, education system, etc. Ronnie Musgrove
A lot of people in the movie business don't have a point of reference for me; nobody really knows who I am. Andre Holland
The bottom-up, loosely-coupled, bilateral and multi-stakeholder practices that have created the network of networks we call the Internet allow for a broad range of business models. Vint Cerf
My wife, as proud as she was of me, hated show business for good reasons. There was something about the spouse always being pushed out of the way, shoved aside. She wanted to get away from it. Dick Van Dyke
Everyone I know who is successful has issues with their father, regardless of whether it was sports or business or entertainment. Bret Easton Ellis
Print-on-demand and electronic self-publishing options have made it easy for anyone to set up a business as a publisher whether they know what they're doing or not. Victoria Strauss
One of the funny things about the stock market is that every time one person buys, another sells, and both think they are astute. William Feather
Inside, I've got a real purist desire and dream about the music. I like the idea of being able to carve out a kind of magical, colourful, artistic, inspirational life. And the reality just turns out to be quite different, working with the business to bring this thing you have created into the world. Damien Rice
Governments should not be able to bulldoze a person's home or business to benefit other individuals. Henry Bonilla
There are so many great things about this business. Almost everybody is on the same team. It is all for one-friendly competitiveness. No one is out to hurt anyone. Bobby Flay
Protestantism has actually put a man in the position of a country governed by secret police. The spy and eavesdropper, 'conscience,' watches over every motion of the mind, and all thought and action is for it a 'matter of conscience,' i.e. police business. Max Stirner
I always knew I wanted to start my own line. Nights and weekends, I would work on my business plan. Chris Benz
A bankruptcy judge can fix your balance sheet, but he cannot fix your company. Gordon Bethune
We're losing track of the vastness of the potential for computer science. We really have to revive the beautiful intellectual joy of it, as opposed to the business potential. Jaron Lanier
Documenting trips makes them that much richer. I stick in train tickets and business cards from restaurants. It makes the whole experience poetic, describing the sights, smells and sounds around me. It means I can relive the holiday years later. Hayley Atwell
I believe that one of the things I've tried to do is work hard and take the business very seriously. Ryan Seacrest
As an assistant in the polytechnic department, I was able to finance new studies and got my Physics Masters Degree in 1958 and my Ph.D. in 1959. Francois Englert
Prior to SunRun, I was headed toward a career in venture capital and then realized I wanted to apply my knowledge of finance more directly to helping change the world. Lynn Jurich
An actor who knows his business ought to be able to make the London telephone directory sound enthralling. Donald Sinden
Do things fairly, especially with your children. Girls deserve equal opportunities, especially in getting educated as well as equal sharing in business. Andrew Gotianun
In business for yourself, not by yourself. William James
Rather than spend my life on data entry and typing, I also take photos on my iPhone of business cards, wine labels, menus, or anything I want to have searchable on-the-run. Timothy Ferriss
Microsoft has had two goals in the last 10 years. One was to copy the Mac, and the other was to copy Lotus' success in the spreadsheet - basically, the applications business. And over the course of the last 10 years, Microsoft accomplished both of those goals. And now they are completely lost. Steve Jobs
For CNBC, and for Wall Street, billion-dollar fines for violations of the law are just part of the price of doing business, along with litigation costs and 'compliance.' Alex Pareene
Dishonesty in government is the business of every citizen. It is not enough to do your own job. There's no particular virtue in that. Democracy isn't a gift. It's a responsibility. Dalton Trumbo
Yeah. I mean, it just seemed to me that it was - I felt so helpless to this business of not having any papers. That seems like a throwback to a schoolboy. James Stockdale
Creativity and business acumen don't always go hand in hand. Sophia Amoruso
In terms of the technology I use the most, it's probably a tie between my Blackberry and my MacBook Pro laptop. That's how I communicate with the rest of the world and how I handle all the business I have to handle. John Legend
I just want to create, and socializing is part of the experience. It might sound crazy, but I don't see myself in the jewelry business. It's an experience. Waris Ahluwalia
I'll be amazed in my lifetime if my business gets to being 5 per cent online. Gerry Harvey
People used to ask me for advice, and I'd say, 'Please, don't ask me!' Yes, I did economics at Oxford, but that's not the same as having a broad knowledge of personal finance. Sophie Kinsella
The artist is extremely lucky who is presented with the worst possible ordeal which will not actually kill him. At that point, he's in business. John Berryman
I think one of the things about Donald Trump that's interesting is he lives in a rarified atmosphere where it's possible that he doesn't get enough feedback, enough people rolling their eyes at him. It's a danger more in show business than it is with wealth. Penn Jillette
I don't believe we're the party of big business. Ed Gillespie
I'd always wanted to be on Broadway one day, but it seemed like a dream that might be unattainable. This business has a lot of ups and downs and I learned that pretty quickly. Kara Lindsay
The marketplace for books when I entered the business shortly after World War II consisted of a thousand or so well stocked independent booksellers in major towns and cities supplemented by thousands of smaller shops that carried limited stocks of mostly current titles along with greeting cards, toys and so on. Jason Epstein
In a business, you've got to move on. James Harden
There are similarities between business and sport, in the pressures involved and in the fitness aspect too. Peter Shilton
I don't have one specific dream role: I'm an actor, so I want to play everything. In this business, they'll pigeonhole you in two seconds if you're great at the role you play. Everyone assumes that you're really just like that character. Jaime Pressly
Set your business plan to win; raise the bar or you're not going to be prepared. You need to think that what you're doing will make you $100 million. Swizz Beatz
In the absence of the gold standard, there is no way to protect savings from confiscation through inflation. There is no safe store of value. Alan Greenspan
The biggest hurdle is rejection. Any business you start, be ready for it. The difference between successful people and unsuccessful people is the successful people do all the things the unsuccessful people don't want to do. When 10 doors are slammed in your face, go to door number 11 enthusiastically, with a smile on your face. John Paul DeJoria
You know, in a business, you have to operate on the basis of voluntary investment by individuals in a cause. With government, there is no voluntary effort to invest capital. It's just taken and invested. And the same accountability is not at play. The same natural forces in the economy are not at play. Mike Lee
I've been in television for a little bit, and when people are attracted to what you've created, you get very excited because of the numbers. The business side is very exciting. Lisa Ann Walter
There's no formula for success in this business. You just do the best you can. Samuel Goldwyn, Jr.
I've never been in a business where safety performance was excellent and the business performance was not, so they go hand in hand, and for me, safety performance is an indication of discipline, of focus and of how joined up an organisation is. Cynthia Carroll
Businesses that distribute information and news are in the business of training and teaching people. Clayton M. Christensen
I think I can hold every portfolio - defense, finance and Foreign Ministry. I think personally I'd like the foreign office. Avigdor Lieberman
The most wonderful time to be in the art world was in the sixties, because it wasn't a business - there was no business of doing art. Arne Glimcher
Spotify appeared nine years after Napster, the pioneering file-sharing service, which unleashed piracy on the record business and began the cataclysm that caused worldwide revenues to decline from a peak of twenty-seven billion dollars in 1999 to fifteen billion in 2013. John Seabrook
Young lawyers attend the courts, not because they have business there, but because they have no business. Washington Irving
In 2009, South Carolina was blessed to welcome a great American company that chose to stay in our country to continue to do business. That company was Boeing. Nikki Haley
I realize that a lot of business leaders may disagree with me, but I truly believe that God belongs in what my company does. By putting Him first in my operations, He can bless what I attempt. David Green
Automating some of your finances can be incredibly convenient and is a great way to save time, but automating everything makes it too easy to go on autopilot and forget to pay attention to your personal finances. Alexa Von Tobel
In business, there's a constant focus on developing strategies, reviewing executive performance against those strategies each year, engaging with opposing or different points of view, and having intellectual dialogue. Jeff Raikes
Be present. Be meditative. Form real friendships. Stay away from business networking events or friendships where there is always an underlying business angle. Naval Ravikant
I'm a capitalist, I'm a CEO, I run a big business, I'm an employer. Sophia Amoruso
Coming into the business, you'd pass through these little agencies until you got to understand what was happening in the business, unless you were really able to have a style strong enough to go directly to the publishers. Gil Kane
Writing is not work. In fact, there's nothing better. Writing is something that if the music business went completely away tomorrow - radio stations quit existing and music quit being popular and it was old hat - I would still write songs. Toby Keith
Be fair in all your dealings, may it be in your family or in your business. At the end of it all, what matters is not how much money you make but how honest you are. Andrew Gotianun
But then, you know, I'm very happy, I've got to this stage in my life and I'm not dead. I haven't got married and divorced and done all that palimony business, you know all that mess. Michael Hutchence
The most important quality in a leader is that of being acknowledged as such. All leaders whose fitness is questioned are clearly lacking in force. Andre Maurois
Business gives you a massive high. Doing a great deal, coming up with an inspirational solution... It's very addictive. But it doesn't last long. In isolation, it's a bit sterile. It doesn't reward the soul. John Caudwell
It is an immutable law in business that words are words, explanations are explanations, promises are promises-but only performance is reality. Harold S. Geneen
I don't look at paying $8 billion for the directories business of Qwest as the thing that would really excite me... I'm looking at a connection to the human being where it's interesting. Craig McCaw
A revised schedule is to business what a new season is to an athlete or a new canvas to an artist. Norman Ralph Augustine
Most small business owners are not particularly sophisticated business people. That's not a criticism; they're passionate about cutting hair or cooking food, and that's why they got in the business, not because they have an MBA. Andrew Mason
The one thing I have learned as a CEO is that leadership at various levels is vastly different. When I was leading a function or a business, there were certain demands and requirements to be a leader. As you move up the organization, the requirements for leading that organization don't grow vertically; they grow exponentially. Indra Nooyi
Anybody who has ever been in business, anybody who has ever paid bills, anybody who has ever lived in a serious adult life knows that indebtedness is a killer. Frank Lautenberg
Compared to what they were, rock concerts now are like business meetings. Paul Kantner
People call me a movie star. If you're in the business, a movie star is someone who can make a film bankable. My name and $6 million will make a $6 million movie. I'm a working actor. Because I started late, I had a very short run as a leading man, and my films didn't make money in America. Peter Coyote
If you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work. Khalil Gibran
Extracting oil from the tar sands is a nasty, polluting, energy-intensive business. Jeff Goodell
For a long time, the film business was a single-digit business on investment return. Now, because of home video, it's a low double-digit business, and the studios want to make sure it doesn't go back into the single-digit business. Charles Roven
I think you need a really strong businessperson running the state, a person who's used to turning negatives into positives, which is what happens in business. Mike Curb
Sometimes film is just the family business. Some families are generations of carpenters or farmers, or they make clothes, or they're all lawyers. I'm in the family business. Danny Huston
The sex element is the most important in the business. You must sell sex. Bobby Darin
In a family business, you grow up with close contact to the business, whatever it is, and the beer business is certainly a very social type of business. Carlos Alvarez
If you don't tour, you cannot expect to sell a huge numbers of your albums either. It was both a business - and an economical decision and we wanted to play anyway. We just wanted to get out for the tour when it was safe enough for us. Kerry King
A good column is one that sells paper. It doesn't matter how beautifully it is written and how much you admire the author... if it doesn't sell any papers, it's not a good column. It's a terrible yardstick to use, but in the newspaper business, that's the whole thing. Herb Caen
You know, I lose patience really easily; I'd rather shop in the grocery store than in the department store. I can pick an apple like nobody's business. Gail Simmons
Just like if you were brought up on a farm, you would most likely carry on your father's business as a farmer; I was brought up in the kitchen and ended up becoming a chef. Martin Yan
At that time, the people that were in the animated film business were mostly guys who were unsuccessful newspaper cartoonists. In other words, their ability to draw living things was practically nil. Marc Davis
They planned this fair to bring business to Chicago, into the Loop. But you could have fired a cannon down state street and hit nobody, because everybody was out at the fair. Sally Rand
Good writers are in the business of leaving signposts saying, Tour my world, see and feel it through my eyes; I am your guide. Larry King
I tell people all of the time that they would make any show in this business - whether it's black, white, Hispanic, Jewish, Colombian, Dominican - whatever. They'll make it if it sells. It's a business. It's not personal. Kirk Acevedo
After I got my law degree and business degree, I went to work for my family, and I spent two years at Hyatt doing a training program. I was really interested in real estate - one reason was that nobody in my family was doing that. I was looking for a place where I could be successful doing something that was my own. Penny Pritzker
Casting directors tend to be the unsung heroes in this business. Brent Sexton
Don't let your ego get too close to your position, so that if your position gets shot down, your ego doesn't go with it. Colin Powell
I think the good thing about the Internet is to give something away and to sell something else. Get a business model like that because the old brick and mortar record stores are falling apart, and the big record companies are collapsing under their own weight. Roger McGuinn
I understand how success is judged and calculated in the coaching profession. That's really all I care about. You go about this business a certain way. Everybody has a certain style and opportunities that are presented to them during your career. When it's over, I'll be judged by that. I care more about the people I work with. Mike McCarthy
I don't know how many people have ever seen the National Guard break in somewhere, but they mean business. Ozzie Smith
The business of second chances is everybody's business. Greg Boyle
My revenue was $4 million my first year in business, off of one $20 item. Sara Blakely
I know an actor who would play one type of part but could never get cast as tough. Once he got cast as tough, as a cop, he only got offered cop roles. It's a funny business in that regard. It's all about perception. Paul Dano
Writing can be a very solitary business. It's you sat at a desk typing words into a computer. It can get lonely sometimes and lots of writers live quite isolated lives. Paul Kane
If I had learned more about business ahead of time, I would have been shaped into believing that it was only about finances and quality management. Anita Roddick
The real estate business was something Dad and I could do together. Ross Perot, Jr.
I go home to Iowa. I call it defrosting my heart. Everyone in Iowa is so simple, a genuine. In this business, sometimes you can get cold-hearted. When I go, even if it's 20 below and snowing, I come back with a warm heart. Riley Smith
What other people think about me is not my business. Michael J. Fox
We realized that Elite has the potential to really add value to a company like La Perla, due to its relationship to the fashion business, links to music, to entertainment, all of this tends to point more and more to the luxury consumer. The fashion world is one where Italy has clear excellence. I see the potential with it very clearly. Silvio Scaglia
The hope is they would like to bring it to Broadway next year, so we'll see that's to come in the end of the finance year and everybody else and also real estate and what theaters are available at the time but I would like to come back with it. Blair Underwood
So often corporate America, business America, are the worst communicators, because all they understand are facts, and they cannot tell a story. They know how to explain their quarterly results, but they don't know how to explain what they mean. Frank Luntz
In the modern world of business, it is useless to be a creative, original thinker unless you can also sell what you create. David Ogilvy
We try to say it's creative and in a manner it is creative, but it is a business, because today, with the cost factor in crossing the boundaries that you do. Skitch Henderson
I always knew, that in some way, I'd be connected to, and involved in, the music business. Jeff Healey
I delivered lectures, and I was also a consultant for international companies in finance, both private equity and big venture capital funds. Ehud Barak
I love no woman, for love is a serious business, not a jest. Marie de France
A single moment spent in a business meeting or at a pub is more than enough to reveal the basic human truth that we are all faking it most of the time. Jeff Lindsay
If there's one thing that's certain in business, it's uncertainty. Stephen Covey
I'm in the business to push it. I'm not likely to be attracted to characters I've already done. Mark Harmon
I was commissioned in 2003 to create an original show, and began developing 'Upwake.' 'Upwake' tells the story of Zero, a modern-day business man, going to work with his life in a suitcase, stuck between dream and reality and not able to decipher the two. I wanted 'Upwake' to have the same audiovisual qualities as a movie would. Natasha Tsakos
I heard this music coming out of the radio and it was 'Ain't Nobody's Business.' It got me. I thought, 'I can do this.' I decided just like that. No romantic story. Jerry Leiber
To command is to serve, nothing more and nothing less. Andre Malraux
Acting is an uncomfortable business because you have to make yourself vulnerable. Beau Garrett
I called my business manager in California and said, 'Sell all of my stock' - what little of it I had - and it's the only smart financial move I ever made. Lauren Bacall
I'm not a kid. You don't get in this business for anonymity. It's not like I have posters of myself on the wall, but at the same time, I'm kind of ready for a little bit of it, but I worry for my little one, and my family - their privacy. That's what I'm more protective of. Hugh Jackman
What's so touching is the way we fight the war right until the moment our business is taken care of and then we turn on a dime and we immediately start taking care of people. It's like a shock and aw shucks campaign. Dennis Miller
I got into this business because I like acting and I want to make movies. I would be happy living the rest of my life never famous. Scott Eastwood
Online theft has changed the business model of filmmaking because the DVD market is very soft. So, more ambitious, compelling, character-driven narrative of a certain budget level isn't really a viable business model in the eyes of the studios right now. Jon Favreau
Anyone who says that Iran will commit suicide with its nuclear power is a moron and has no business in discussion. Reza Aslan
My first YA novel, not many people have read. It's a fickle business. There's a degree of timing and luck involved. Gayle Forman
In America, we no longer have an institutionalized, organized way of calling business to task - of taking them to account for what they've done - and this is especially true in the cultural realm. Thomas Frank
The main professional responsibility of a person in business is business. Lee R. Raymond
On the simplest level, telecommuting makes it harder for people to have the kinds of informal interactions that are crucial to the way knowledge moves through an organization. The role that hallway chat plays in driving new ideas has become a cliche of business writing, but that doesn't make it less true. James Surowiecki
There isn't a single business where anybody feels secure. Maxwell Caulfield
Every family in America knows they have to do a budget. Every small business in America knows they have to do a budget. Every local government, every state, knows they have to do a budget. John Boehner
My having HIV has no bearing on my business. Magic Johnson
Our value proposition to consumers is so much more about completeness than freshness. Having the complete season is so much more valuable, in our business model, than having last night's episode. Ted Sarandos
We have substantially improved our position in Japan which now represents a major part of our business. David Milne
I have faced rejection in this business because of my appearance, but that has only made me stronger and more determined. Christina Hendricks
Of course this is Vegas and it is the melting pot for all over the world, but people from all over the world know Donny and Marie. It is amazing. I have been in the business a long time to realize careers can be fleeting. Five years is a long career nowadays for some people, and here we are still going strong after 40 years. Donny Osmond
Well, if you look back, in almost two and a half years, the biggest change probably was in late 2000 when we decided to totally change the CA business model. Sanjay Kumar
Women in pro-ams are always telling me about all the business deals they've struck on the golf course playing with their male work colleagues. Paula Creamer
'The Ecologist' has lost money from the day it was launched in 1970, and will continue until the last edition is printed. It was never set up as a business venture. It was set up as a campaign, and like all good campaigns, it costs. Its various backers have, over the years, been happy to pay that cost. Zac Goldsmith
In any assembly the simplest way to stop transacting business and split the ranks is to appeal to a principle. Jacques Barzun
I was employed as an investigator and my particular team, we were investigating the role of the business community in the genocide and we identified a bunch of leaders of the business community and I investigated two people. Tony Greig
In business, every phase of things counts. Companies that just yell out a low price today to win business aren't going to make money in the long term. Zhang Jindong
I'm fortunate that I'm employed. And if you're in show business, of course, every night you go to bed and go, oh my god, tomorrow I'll never, ever work again. Rick Mercer
The profession of book writing makes horse racing seem like a solid, stable business. John Steinbeck
There is no longer any anonymity on the Web - unless we mandate it. The most personal information about your online habits is collected, bought and sold, often instantaneously and invisibly. Data collection is a business driven by profits at consumers' expense. Jackie Speier
The percentage of people that go to drama college in the U.K. is probably just like anywhere in the world. It's a very hard business to work in. They say that, at any one time, there's only 5% of actors in the world that are actually working and getting paid, which is a shocking percentage, really. Luke Evans
In the business world, bad news is usually good news - for somebody else. James Surowiecki
Running helped me learn how to deal with failure, and failure is a big part of the Internet business. Chad Hurley
We should change the current economic system dominated by big business groups to a one where small and medium-sized enterprises develop together. Park Geun-hye
Certainly, my father would not want to see me destroy myself in this business, as so many people in our family have been destroyed. I try to take good care of myself, but we are fighting the good fight, and the truth is powerful. Sam Sheppard
My history in show business spans over a quarter of a century, and I have seen many people in the industry struggle with coming out, only to find much more success after they finally did. Margaret Cho
No party or event is without a reason. This is how we foster new relationships, open doors, and launch new ideas that create business opportunities, investments, and jobs in the U.S. and Spain. James Costos
In the private sector, there is always innovation. There's always change. There's always improving productivity, and if you're not leading that, you'll be passed and ultimately go out of business. So there's an urgency to constantly update and renew and to rethink your enterprise. Mitt Romney
Design, in its broadest sense, is the enabler of the digital era - it's a process that creates order out of chaos, that renders technology usable to business. Design means being good, not just looking good. Clement Mok
There's no one I trust in show business more than Sabrina Wind. She's my eyes and ears when I can't be there. She weighs in on everything, from scripts to sets to advertising. Marc Cherry
I've made movies that I thought were okay, but then I was very good. And sometimes you're in a movie and you think, 'I wish more people saw that' - because you're good. And it just works out that the movie gets lost. But that's show business. Christopher Walken
Well, it is certainly not by choice at this time you don't see or hear about me. This business is very unpredictable. A lot of it is luck and being in the right place at the right time. Erin Moran
The hard part of running a business is that there are a hundred things that you could be doing, and only five of those actually matter, and only one of them matters more than all of the rest of them combined. So figuring out there is a critical path thing to focus on and ignoring everything else is really important. Sam Altman
When I go back into education, I'm going to do business studies. Jourdan Dunn
The business of feeding people is the most amazing business in the world. Jose Andres Puerta
I don't do something necessarily to make a big profit or because it's a logical business decision. James Dyson
To business that we love we rise bedtime, and go to't with delight. Sydney Smith
I have friends that are much better actors than I am that had to quit the business because they couldn't survive the auditions or the rejections, or people just didn't realize how good they were. Robert Englund
Jesus picked up twelve men from the bottom ranks of business and forged them into an organisation that conquered the world. Bruce Barton
I've always surrounded myself with talented people, both in film and in business. Ronald Meyer
John McCain knows as well as anyone that Sarah Palin has no business being anywhere near the Oval Office. I'm sorry, it's got nothing to do with the fact that she wears skirts - she's grossly unqualified. Ron Reagan
I always thought that if someone invested in your business, that meant he or she believed in it. Sandra Lerner
We've been in the nation-building business since World War I, and especially since WWII. The goal is not a Jeffersonian Democracy in Afghanistan, but a representative government that respects human rights, protects its own people, and is a friend of the West. These are very realistic - and necessary - goals. Oliver North
I know that Montana is the greatest place in the world to raise a family, to start and grow a business. You know it, and I know it and now we will tell the world. Brian Schweitzer
In Hollywood, you're always playing roles... It's like going through the motions. But in real life, it's like, you gotta take care of business. It's not just the movies. Mickey Rourke
I think I want to move forward. I want to move to Brooklyn and find a business Italian guy to take care of me. Nicole Polizzi
Sharia has become an increasingly significant force in American capitalism, thanks to the embrace by Wall Street and the U.S. government of so-called Sharia-Compliant Finance. Indeed, this country's taxpayers now own the largest purveyor of sharia-compliant insurance products in the world: AIG. Frank Gaffney
Today, the concept of business is to make money. Making money is the name of the business. Muhammad Yunus
Design can successfully bind the ancient nomadic cultures with today's global marketplace, ensuring the preservation of traditions and knowledge for further generations. This aspect of research is obviously rich in its business potential as well. Yelena Baturina
In my world, I read resumes upside down, so I start with personal interests. So if somebody doesn't have believable, interesting interests, they're not going to work in a creative business. Bing Gordon
If you want to kill any idea in the world, get a committee working on it. Charles Kettering
I'm just in an unfortunate business where if you ask me a question I have to answer it honestly and if I don't answer it truthfully then I'm not respected. Terry Bradshaw
Business is destroying the world, with flair, expertise, and panache. Paul Hawken
Creative people don't behave very well generally. If you're looking for examples of good relationships in show business, you're gonna be depressed real fast. I don't have time for anything else right now but work and my daughter. She's my first priority. Jim Carrey
Some of history's cleverest business minds understood the power of share platforms, from the aggressive titans who made fortunes building the nation's railroads, to Conrad Hilton, who created the first premier brand of international hotels. Lisa Gansky
When you're a child, no matter if you're doing show business or sports or school or anything, you just want to make the adults happy. Anna Chlumsky
We showed that when we say 'Wisconsin is open for business', we mean it. Scott Walker
I long for the day when advertising will become a business for a grown man. Howard Gossage
I think the government should be out of the marriage business and leave marriage to the churches. Gary Johnson
The work an unknown good man has done is like a vein of water flowing hidden underground, secretly making the ground green. Thomas Carlyle
When I decided to get married at 40, I couldn't find a dress with the modernity or sophistication I wanted. That's when I saw the opportunity for a wedding gown business. Vera Wang
I couldn't have predicted the business would be worth so much. I could see that we would have this sort of market share, but I didn't realise the numbers would be so large. Peter Hargreaves
You know, the fashion business is this legendary repository of young girls on their way to getting husbands. I really wanted to work. Ali MacGraw
Why would they have gone to the trouble to hire the best comedy writers in the business to write funny material for us to play straight, if the children in our audience were the only audience. Burt Ward
One of the things I was hoping to do in the Secretary of the State's Office when I came was to provide businesses with more information about business opportunities in Connecticut. That's both to businesses that are here already and also to businesses that are not located here, but might be interested in coming. Susan Bysiewicz
There have been a lot of critiques of the finance industry's having possibly foisted subprime mortgages on unknowing buyers, and a lot of those kinds of arguments are even more powerful when used against college administrators who are probably in some ways engaged in equally misleading advertising. Peter Thiel
I can't see anyone coming out, because the players feel it is no one's business. We all stick together. We're a very tight group. It would be too hard for just one person to do, too stressful. And why should it make a difference? The LPGA is about golf. Hollis Stacy
It wasn't so much that I had to leave to make it in the music business as I was curious to be out on my own and sort of explore. I never felt that where I was ever influenced my songwriting. Matthew Sweet
Business is about people. It's about passion. It's about bold ideas, bold small ideas or bold large ideas. Tom Peters
Like many other banks and finance companies, Green Tree used a process called securitization to resell its home loans to outside investors. Green Tree grouped thousands of these small loans into a pool worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Alex Berenson
You have to be serious-minded in business, but not take yourself seriously. Diego Della Valle
The magazine was being started by a company that had no experience in business magazine publishing. It was a little difficult to get people to sort of buy into it and to join the staff, but we did. James Daly
It was never in my dreams to make my personal life anybody else's business. Ethan Hawke
A company is only as good as the people it keeps. Mary Kay Ash
I know quite a few fellow members of the news analysis and commentary business, and I have it from the highest-placed sources, on the record, that each and every one of our children is a genius. P. J. O'Rourke
The record business has always mystified me. Sometimes there are reasons why things sell or don't sell that can't be understood by mere mortals. Paul Shaffer
If you create something, you don't want someone else to go and profit from it; you have your right to make a living and everything. So I respect copyright. What I don't respect is copyright extremism. And I what I don't respect is a business model that encourages piracy. Kim Dotcom
We in universities are not in the democracy business. What we do, when we're doing it, is teach and learn. Stanley Fish
That's a paradox I've noticed, too: The news business held little romance for me, yet writing about it somehow stirred my affections. Tom Rachman
The movie business can be very frustrating and very circuitous; there's no straight path. You have to have tremendous perseverance, dedication and passion. You have to want it very, very badly and you have to deal with a lot of rejection. Denise Di Novi
I'm not all that enthralled by show business, and I'm not that much of a highbrow. Dick Cavett
In our film business, they say it's recession-proof, but there's no such thing. I think what it's done is there's been an increase in demand for high-quality product. If you understand the business side of it, there's a way to balance it. Sandra Bullock
The thing with making your art your business is: It's a business. You can't sit around waiting for the muse, especially when you run a show, and you're in production, and an outline is due, a script is due, and a reshoot is due. No. You look at the calendar, and you go, 'OK. I can write from 4 to 6.' So you write. Noah Hawley
I worked with practically everybody in the business in all of the years in NBC, but I worked personally many years with people like Crosby and Sinatra, so of course that was a great ground school for me. Skitch Henderson
London has a centrifugal pull on talent, investment and business from the rest of Europe and the world. That brings benefits to the broader U.K. economy. Nicola Sturgeon
Being an actor gives you a chance to play all kinds of roles, very moving and dramatic on one project, silly and girlish on another. That's the most interesting thing out this business, you get to keep reinventing yourself. Sarah Michelle Gellar
The main trouble with Hollywood is that the guys you have to pitch to, the guys who run the studios, are all business school grads. Terry Zwigoff
I had a little delivery van, and I did work around Queens. I was also a waiter at Red Lobster, so I was working on the business in between jobs. Daymond John
Law is not a profession at all, but rather a business service station and repair shop. Adlai Stevenson
My eyes opened, and the first thing I thought of when I could put thoughts together was I want to be in show business. Never wanted anything else. I used to sneak in the costume room at my nursery school and smell the costumes. Joan Rivers
Because I didn't have much money, I bought a small shop that fit my budget. The previous six owners had closed their business in three years. The store had no people traffic and, because of that, I was able to focus on figuring out how to provide a better service to each and every one of the customers that did come through. Do Won Chang
Certainly dog driving is the most terrible work one has to face in this sort of business. Robert Falcon Scott
Entrepreneurship isn't for everyone, and not everyone is going to be an entrepreneur, but women who turn to business, turn to economics, because there are people depending on them, I think that their creativity, their resilience, their spirit, embody what's best about entrepreneurship. Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
Companies buy customers when they cannot win new business on their own. They merge when their executives do not have a better idea of what to do. Alex Berenson
Business people get many undeserved prizes - golden parachutes and bonuses even when companies fail. I don't think people should get rewarded for screwing up. Mo Ibrahim
When you are a successful business person, you are only as good as your team. No one can do every deal alone. Magic Johnson
America has got the equivalent of stage three cancer of socialism because the federal government is tampering in all kinds of stuff it has no business tampering in. Todd Akin
Our company is built on people - those who work for us, and those we do business with. Harvey S. Firestone
When I was a kid, my step dad started this business and would go out and get lost cows and stuff. He was part-time truck driver, farmer and cowboy. He taught me how to ride from an early age. Tim McGraw
People are people, and I get a bit annoyed that the music business only focuses in on the big metropolises. I find that people that don't live in big cities are just as likely to enjoy music as people that do live in big cities. Eddi Reader
Earmarks have become a symbol of a Congress that has broken faith with the people. This earmark ban shows the American people we are listening and we are dead serious about ending business as usual in Washington. John Boehner
I don't think anybody came into the movie business to be unoriginal and plagiarising and not having an original idea in their brain. Jeremy Thomas
It's always a surprise! This business is always an adventure. Tony Hale
Good decisions can have bad short-term outcomes but be great for the business long-term. Gerry Schwartz
By simply capitalizing on core strengths and knowledge, companies and entrepreneurs can engage in an emerging business model that will enable them to create - and demonstrate - real, sustainable social impact in society. Muhammad Yunus
'None of Your Business.' It's the only Salt-N-Pepa song that I regret. Cheryl James
We at Chrysler borrow money the old-fashioned way. We pay it back. Lee Iacocca
I like to act. Every other aspect of show business I find uninteresting. J. K. Simmons
The goal should be to build a sustainable lifestyle business that does good for employees and customers - and that steadily builds wealth. Vivek Wadhwa
It is nasty. You can think that you know someone in this business and you really don't. You can be stabbed in the back very easily. You can be praised very easily. It doesn't matter who you are or what you do. Daisy Fuentes
I'm an independent artist, but I do have a good business relationship with Lego, since I'm a unique customer. They're aware of what I'm doing. A painter may not have a relationship with a paint maker, but there's only one company that makes Lego. Nathan Sawaya
I was in fashion school, my brother has a law background, and my sister-in-law had worked in production, but none of us had a proper fashion business education. Alexander Wang
In my column series 'The Main Thing', I often talk about how Internet technology can improve the way people communicate - both within a business and between a business and its customers and partners. Jim Barksdale
Acting is a tough business, but if you really want to do it, you should go full force. Madeline Carroll
One way to think about the magnitude of the changes to come is to think about how you went about your business before powerful Web search engines. You probably wouldn't have imagined that a world of answers would be available to you in under a second. The next set of advances will have an different effect, but similar in magnitude. Tim Berners-Lee
I do not regret one professional enemy I have made. Any actor who doesn't dare to make an enemy should get out of the business. Bette Davis
Before me, there was no money, no business with yoga. Bikram Choudhury
I loved photography and everybody said it was a crazy thing to do because in those days nobody made it into the film business. I mean, unless you were related to somebody there was no way in. George Lucas
We vetoed five income tax increases during my time as governor. We cut business taxes $2.3 billion, and we cut regulation by one-third of what my predecessor put in place. Chris Christie
The biggest misconception people have about me is that when they see how young I am, they think, 'Oh, this guy must have always wanted to be in politics; his parents must have been politically connected.' I'm a finance major and always intended to go into business. Aaron Schock
In 'The General Strike,' we celebrate those who bring a new vision for the world to the table. People who stand for workers rights, human rights, a just representative political system, and a new mode of doing business where sustainability is the norm not the exception. Justin Sane
An adaptable company is one that captures more than its fair share of new opportunities. It's always redefining its 'core business' in ways that open up new avenues for growth. Gary Hamel
'Sir' Richard Branson may be the Julian Assange of British business, in that both believe the world revolves around them. Hence Branson's decision to set up an air service between Manchester and London, above the route of the train line that's been taken from him. Simon Hoggart
The business of being a popular entertainer in England is just too hard. Andrew Eldritch
I'm not gonna lie, I love Usain Bolt and Serena Williams. What I love about Serena is that she just gets on the floor and she dominates. She handles her business very well, I respect that. Gabby Douglas
Well, they just don't know anything else except that one form of their business, acting, and they don't really want to learn any other part of it, or they would. Directing and producing and putting a show together is very creative, for me. Jackie Cooper
I find the whole business of religion profoundly interesting. But it does mystify me that otherwise intelligent people take it seriously. Douglas Adams
It's whatever sells; it's the business of it. Don Bluth
My thing is, I don't get in nobody's business or nothing like that or try to bash anybody for what they do. I've got cousins who are gay. To me, there's just no difference. We always chill and have family functions the way we always have. It's not a problem. Warren G
Further, Take heed that you faithfully perform the business you have to do in the world, from a regard to the commands of God; and not from an ambitious desire of being esteemed better than others. David Brainerd
It's the most ridiculous business to be in. It's full of people who have never grown up. Nik Kershaw
And I'm not apolitical - I'm very specific in my politics. But a lot of the time it's nobody's business unless you're over at my house having dinner. Tom Hanks
I used to be focused on being the dopest rapper in the game, and then once that became what I was, I wanted something different, and I wanted to become the best businessman in the game. I wanted to learn how to master the business like I mastered the rap. Snoop Dogg
You'll go out of business if you think people are stupid. Steven Moffat
The first thing about Houston is it's an organization run from a different perspective. In Cincy, the team lives off money it earns from football. Houston's owner has other business interests, and he controls the money. Johnathan Joseph
To me, the print business model is so simple, where readers pay a dollar for all the content within, and that supports the enterprise. Dave Eggers
Everyone's for free markets except when it affects your own business. Dave Brat
The business of Hollywood, if you don't have other things going on, it will eat you up and spit you out... If you take what those people and that social structure think of you - if you let it govern your life - you might as well just kill yourself. Morgan Fairchild
Derivatives are financial weapons of mass destruction. Warren Buffett
The thing that helped me get into the film business was that I went to school in Athens, Georgia and managed to get on, um, working on music videos for a band called R.E.M. and that kind of opened up a lot of doors for me. Alton Brown
It's the business of movies, it's the fights that go along with the level of budget, and more than anything, it's the creative constipation of having to live with one idea for two or three years. It's just not that fun. Matt Stone
We've never been people that go around and confront people that have been financially successful and say, 'We hate you. We envy you because of how well you're doing.' Marco Rubio
Obesity is a societal issue. We have to come together with government, business, civil society, and NGOs to create solutions for this. Muhtar Kent
I don't use my brain about the creative thing. From a business standpoint, I instinctively do things: when I get something right, it's never because I use my brain. Russell Simmons
Now, occultism is not like mystic faculty, and it very seldom works in harmony either with business aptitude in the things of ordinary life or with a knowledge of the canons of evidence in its own sphere. A. E. Waite
In the long term, Germany didn't need a finance minister who was absent during important negotiations in the European Council. But the chancellor strongly encouraged me to stay. And everything did work out for the best in the end. Wolfgang Schauble
In 1958, my father invested everything he had in a business venture and became the largest automobile dealership in Chicago for Ford's new Edsel line. But Edsel sales plummeted and my father fell into bankruptcy. I watched him struggle; working long hours to protect us from poverty. Radhanath Swami
It's very difficult to break into motion pictures, but it's oddly easier for directors today because of independent films and cable, who have inherited for the most part those films of substance that the studios are reluctant to finance. Mark Rydell
If we look at pricing holistically, we'll create a more solid business. Jochen Zeitz
Embrace your fire - even in hard times. A down economy can actually be a great time to start a business. Jean Chatzky
Healthcare is very much a high priority for me. Healthcare is also a huge issue for business, both big and small. Jon Tester
They will therefore not be in a hurry to risk their entire business by expanding too rapidly, but they are the major indicator of whether the manufacturing industry accepts there is a sustainable business in RFID production. Mike Marsh
The way it works in our family is, it's the family business. Much like in the Mafia. Every child is given the opportunity to act at a young age and to learn what it's like to be in the business. But I didn't really know I wanted to act when I was a child. Jordan Bridges
There are lots of women and lots of men in the business that the powers that be decide are the right people and they'll stand with them for quite a long time. Rupert Everett
I like business and personal life to be distinct. Carter Burwell
But maybe because the dot-com world gives people positions at a younger age, and many women are prominent in this business, it will help change the view about who can run big companies. Christie Hefner
There's always a great deal of business to be transacted in one's office. There are always visitors it seems to me, an unending stream of them, who come with letters of recommendation, or come actually on substantive business. David K. E. Bruce
Some of the greatest actors have turned superheroes into a serious business: Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson in 'Batman'; Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart, the first venerable knights of the X-Men, who have now passed the baton to Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy. Tom Hiddleston
In this business, if you don't pay your debts you're finished. Roger Stone
Often, the pressure of the business and fear of having an open position encourages us to hire people who are either not right for the job or not ready to take on the responsibility. Maureen Chiquet
The Internet is ultimately about innovation and integration, but you don't get the innovation unless you integrate Web technology into the processes by which you run your business. Louis V. Gerstner, Jr.
I do worry about young people in the business who have experienced a lot of success and are punted around doing those manic publicity trails, when you don't really know who you are yet. Sally Hawkins
You create a work of art. You do not know whether it will get public sanction. Sometimes outstanding films do no business, and sometimes films which are not so good work. Dev Anand
Coca-Cola is the only business in the world where no matter which country or town or village you are in, if someone asks what do you do, and you say you work for Coca-Cola, you never have to answer the question, 'What is that?' Muhtar Kent
Great businesses can be built on scale. I think Amazon has built a phenomenal commerce business largely on scale. Their network effect isn't obvious to me, but boy, have they used scale effectively. Jeff Jordan
I designed collections around whatever struck my fancy... fruits, vegetables, politics, or peacocks! I entered in with no business sense. Lilly Pulitzer
In fact, corporate and union moneys go overwhelmingly to incumbents, so limiting that money, as Congress did in the campaign finance law, may be the single most self-denying thing that Congress has ever done. Elena Kagan
The business of a scientific school is the dissemination of useful knowledge, and this is a noble enterprise and indispensable withal; society can not exist unless it goes on. Albert J. Nock
When sustainability is viewed as being a matter of survival for your business, I believe you can create massive change. Cameron Sinclair
I can be very reserved about things. My business side isn't shy. I can be like a general. But I've got a shy side. I'm also a lot deeper than people think, and a lot more sensitive. But I don't let people in too much.' Michael Bay
I started trying to be a writer and failed for years. I tried novels, short stories, sitcoms, movies, plays, anything. And then, to support myself, I had millions of jobs on the fringes of show business. Bruce Eric Kaplan
I like to read first thing in the morning. I'm addicted to the Kindle. I read a lot of business books, because I feel like I should figure out how to be a real businessman before someone figures out that I'm not one. I really enjoy reading classics as well, which I try to work in once every two months. Matt Mullenweg
Anybody with my background in the airline business who is not deaf is a fraud. Maurice Flanagan
So long as you don't feel life's paltry and a miserable business, the rest doesn't matter, happiness or unhappiness. D. H. Lawrence
As any small business owner knows, starting a business is not glamorous work. Kevin McCarthy
I'm not out there trying to get press for myself nor am I trying to convince anybody that I'm living any kind of a life. I'm actually trying to convince people: I don't want you to know what I'm living, because it's none of your business. Kevin Spacey
Rex has photographers around the world - it's a higher touch business: there are a lot of relationships involved. If you throw an event, there are certain photographers you've worked with before and you want there. Jon Oringer
I was a great student at a great school, Wharton School of Finance. Donald Trump
Unlike a lot of actors, my father encouraged all his kids to go into show business. Jeff Bridges
When I came to Congress, like our first panel, small business people, 64 percent of the people had health insurance. We'd buy it. Now, we're down to about 34 percent. That's why we have to do something on health care in this country because the cost is killing us. Bart Stupak
The nation will benefit in the long term if it continues to be open to foreign expertise. This will help the country to establish its business culture and environment faster, based on international best practice. Hassanal Bolkiah
I began learning the sportswriting business very early in life. Dick Schaap
The mobile business in particular is something we must take seriously. I see tremendous prospects for all those transactions that can be handled on mobile phones. Hubert Burda
My parents were amazing people who had no business being together - and they knew it. James Denton
I don't have more money. I won't have more money than any of the candidates, even the Republican candidates. We know that already. But we are building this campaign team like I would build a business. And that is, we are building it so far with no debt. Herman Cain
In the restaurant business, as opposed to the theater, center orchestra is an 8 P. M. reservation. Orchestra on the side is 7 or 8:30. Mezzanine is 6 and 9. But people don't take it personally when they call the theater and can't get what they want. Danny Meyer
Well, I see myself in the same business but a lot more successful and doing more movies maybe behind the camera. I plan to do some growing in this industry and take it as far as I can. Matthew McGrory
In questioning initially whether I am a great investor, I open the door to question whether other similarly esteemed public icons like Bill Miller are as well. It seems, perhaps, that the longer and longer you keep at it in this business the more and more time you have to expose your Achilles heel - wherever and whatever that might be. Bill Gross
Madly, futilely, I wrote novel after novel, eight in all, that failed to find a publisher. I persisted because for me the novel was the supreme literary form - not just one among many, not a relic of the past, but the way we communicate to one another the subtlest truths about this business of living. William Nicholson
Our management team strongly believes that the key opportunity of our business does not only come from just the increase in terms of number of users but also how we continue to enhance the value of our platform for our users. Victor Koo
I've learned the importance of loving what you do. I have also learned more patience due to the nature of the music business. Randy Travis
Just because you've made a couple movies, you've done some good movies, you've been nominated for some Academy Awards, whatever, nobody's entitled. It's a business. If they don't see it, I can think they're wrong, but I'm not entitled to a $15 million budget to make a film. Edward Norton
When you're young, you look at television and think, there's a conspiracy. The networks have conspired to dumb us down. But when you get a little older, you realize that's not true. The networks are in business to give people exactly what they want. Steve Jobs
The business of the law is to make sense of the confusion of what we call human life - to reduce it to order but at the same time to give it possibility, scope, even dignity. Archibald MacLeish
I don't really know anything about the movie business, even though I've lived in Los Angeles my whole life - somehow I've never bumped into it. Lisa See
I left Mexico for artistic survival. If I had stayed, I would have been forced by the government, who control the movie business, to direct TV shows or commercials or infomercials for the government. Alfonso Cuaron
Unfortunately, modeling takes you with no transition from being a girl to being a business woman. Karolina Kurkova
Any work that's worth doing has its challenges as well as its opportunities. That's true if you're running a business, it's true if you're trying to help on a campaign. Carly Fiorina
Even institutions of State, such as the judiciary, were seriously weakened, to the extent that the citizenry justifiably feared a breakdown in law and order. The business community was hit by a slump in sales and confidence, leading to reduced earnings and loss of jobs. Kamisese Mara
I work in a business environment forty hours a week, and writing is what I do to unwind. It allows me to transport myself to a happy place where I can indulge my hopes, beliefs, aspirations and fantasies. It also allows me to live and breathe a topic for eighteen months while I'm researching and writing. Ashwin Sanghi
Would you want to do business with a person who was 99% honest? Sydney Madwed
Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit. Napoleon Hill
Talk to people no one else is talking to. Who would have thought that giving a speech at a funeral at age 12 would introduce me to a man who would introduce me to my first business contact who would introduce me to several other important people in my life. That's luck. That's randomness. Ben Casnocha
The American economy has always been driven by the entrepreneurial nature of its citizens, and blocking access to affordable health care will only suffocate growth within the small business sector of our economy. Paul Gillmor
Films are hard to make and I think the word indulge really leads one to believe that it's an easy sort of business and it's really extremely difficult. Ken Russell
And I think that still is true of this business - which is basically research and development - that you probably spend more time in planning and training and designing for things to go wrong, and how you cope with them, than you do for things to go right. Alan Shepard
My father, an entrepreneur but hardly a technologist, was looking to buy a computer to 'automate' our family business. In 1981, he characteristically dove head first into computing and bought an Osborne I. Steven Sinofsky
I got IRS records to finance what I wanted to do. Penelope Spheeris
I'm not in the what-people-feel business. It is not my place to guess. Bill Dedman
I had a wonderful and very successful career in New York and had the privilege of working with some of the best editors and publishers in the business. Teresa Medeiros
I think my legacy should be that when I started in show business, there wasn't no such thing as rock n' roll. When I started with 'Tutti Frutti,' that's when rock really started rocking. Little Richard
Success or failure in business is caused more by the mental attitude even than by mental capacities. Walter Scott
A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts. Richard Branson
The cooking standards for Italian food are less demanding than for French. All you need are some fried mozzarella and five pastas, and you're in business. Danny Meyer
For me, the battle is finding the balance between wanting to spend time with my boys and then having enough perspective to still be the disciplinarian and, like, not be in the best friend business. Rob Lowe
I think that any business that thinks that the transaction is 'you give me money and I give you food, next, you give me money and I give you food, next,' without understanding that people deeply want to feel restored is in danger. Danny Meyer
I cannot do business. I cannot sit and say, 'How are you, the weather's great, how's your golf?' I'm like a bull in a china shop. Cilla Black
It's a good time to be in the content business though, the branded content business. Bob Iger
I've never felt like I was in the cookie business. I've always been in a feel good feeling business. My job is to sell joy. My job is to sell happiness. My job is to sell an experience. Debbi Fields
The most important lesson I've learned in this business is how to say no. I have said no to a lot of temptations, and I am glad I did. Penelope Cruz
I enjoy moving. I like to be in a new place. Settling down doesn't appeal to me much. I like the whole business of it. And I love the first night in the new place. Ruth Rendell
I believe in capitalism for everybody, not necessarily high finance but capitalism that works for the working men and women of this country who are out there paddling alone in America right now. Rick Santorum
You generally hear that what a man doesn't know doesn't hurt him, but in business what a man doesn't know does hurt. Gerald Brenan
I was a little hesitant at taking the job at Atari. I had never programmed for a living and I worried it might get boring (building circuits seemed more fun). But I would probably still be in the video game business. David Crane
In Hong Kong, the property business has always been very competitive, so we have to think of ways to get an edge over our competitors. Raymond Kwok
My background is in biology. Before getting into the family business, I worked at the Predatory Bird Research Group at the University of California at Santa Cruz, fundraising for them. Nell Newman
I buy when other people are selling. J. Paul Getty
Linguistics is a good way of defining the culture of a brand. The vocabulary used by sports and lifestyle brands - running, fitness, training, motorsports - is all about functionality, whereas the vocabulary of the luxury business - handbags, ready-to-wear - is all about the product. Francois-Henri Pinault
I find myself going to places where I really have no business, speaking to these people in a whole other field that I have no extensive knowledge of. But I do it very often because it scares me. Alan Alda
The greatest asset, even in this country, is not oil and gas. It's integrity. Everyone is searching for it, asking, 'Who can I do business with that I can trust?' George Foreman
One cannot live on potatoes alone. It is said that one wants bread with potatoes. And when there's no bread, a Jew takes his stick, and goes through the village in search of business. Sholom Aleichem
One of the benefits for me of starting late in this business is I realised that if acting was the only thing I could do, I would struggle, so I always wrote as well. Sanjeev Bhaskar
That's what happens in Hollywood. People are like, 'I want to hate you, because everyone else seems to love you.' But the reality is this: I'm a simple person who's not interested in attention and who just wants to go about her business. Evangeline Lilly
In this day and age, you need a lot of patience if you are in the movie business. Brett Ratner
For a very long time, I wasn't thought of as anyone with any credibility in the film world. Everybody is tramping through the swamp every day in this business. 'I'm worth it, I'm credible - believe me, give me a shot!' That's the way I feel on a consistent basis. Jessica Biel
There's an appreciation of the whole picture of life as opposed to just ambition and circumstance and all the stuff that happens in this business. You find yourself lucky enough to be working with somebody really talented who you know and who you trust. Wayne Knight
Money is the best rule of commerce. William Petty
Most business people today are not going to invest in the uncertainty that exists in America. Howard Schultz
All I wanted was to be big, to be in show business and to travel... and that's what I've been doing all my life. Count Basie
My second business would have succeeded but for competitors' jealousy. I was selling motorbike gear cheap, but the people I was undercutting complained to the manufacturer and cut off my supply. It showed me how corrupt business can be. When I sold phones, the same thing happened, but this time I was ready. John Caudwell
When you run a part of the relay and pass on the baton, there is no sense of unfinished business in your mind. There is just the sense of having done your part to the best of your ability. That is it. The hope is to pass on the baton to somebody who will run faster and run a better marathon. N. R. Narayana Murthy
In 2012, the city of Austin erected an eight-foot-tall bronze statue of Willie Nelson in the heart of the business district. Schoolchildren, churchgoers, tourists, slackers, conventioneers, tech geeks - everybody, it seems - now congregate around this ponytailed shrine to outlaw country. Douglas Brinkley
I think we have lost our groove as a country. One of the reasons was the attack on 9/11. We got knocked off our game. From a country that always exported hope we went into the business of exporting fear. Thomas Friedman
On the whole, show business is a hard business in which to be married. Scott Bakula
People might think writing is a hard business, but it's nowhere near acting. Kate Morton
I just wanted to be a businessman, and to me, the best way to understand business was to be an accountant. Aubrey McClendon
I have great admiration for the way the Americans do business. They drive a hard bargain, but once they do it, they stick to their contracts. Raghav Bahl
I've tended to work at fast-growing companies that improve the way business gets done. Jim Barksdale
Before you can become a millionaire, you must learn to think like one. You must learn how to motivate yourself to counter fear with courage. Making critical decisions about your career, business, investments and other resources conjures up fear, fear that is part of the process of becoming a financial success. Thomas J. Stanley
I have never concealed my dual citizenship. People involved in state business should probably declare their dual citizenship if they have it. Gennady Timchenko
If it doesn't sell, it isn't creative. David Ogilvy
America used to be a uniquely productive, low-cost place to do business. We had efficient infrastructure. We had limited regulation. We believed in the market. Michael Porter
The historical novelist has to consider what has actually happened, while the SF writer is dealing in possibilities, but they are both in the business of imagining a world unlike our own and yet connected to it. Pamela Sargent
My mom, who's been in the restaurant business for 40 years, is the number-one influence in my life. But I look up to a lot of people in the industry. Tops on my list is Mario Batali. My mom and Mario taught me the same lesson: Food is love. Rachael Ray
I'm not going to dinner with somebody who eats like a bird, nor do I want to eat like a bird. But its weird: In our business, I'm a size 2 and considered curvy. Its important to remind young women, 'Listen, even skinny girls have cellulite, even Halle Berry has cellulite, and what you see in photos isn't totally real.' Sophia Bush
I'm done in this business, that's for sure. Marc Wallice
I do less waiting by the phone than anyone I know in the business. I don't wait for a job. I just go on to my own work. Grace Zabriskie
I certainly think you could look at the business side of how WWE was run, which was as a conservative company with little debt and strong cash balance. Linda McMahon
In terms of Cube I think he's very conscious of the technical aspect of the business whereas when you're just hired as an actor, you're not really secure in that part of your work and you're not really paying attention to where the camera. Nia Long
The nature of motion capture is only going to work for certain films. It's not going to put any other type of movies out of business. Tom Hanks
I had to give Justin Bieber a lot of shirts - he's a friend of the team, and we got a lot of love for Justin Bieber. I like the apparel business. That's another $100 million per year, easy. Birdman
If you have one good idea, people will lend you twenty. Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
By making a company successful, you can provide more employment, and, if you treat your staff well, then your business itself becomes a charity. Guo Guangchang
I've always been able to keep my private life separate from my business. Ashley Tisdale
I want to democratize business news. Neil Cavuto
An exit is only a success if you set an exit as your primary goal. My primary goal was to build a globally influential tool, to build something from the ground up that could literally change how we communicated in business and individually. Ryan Holmes
Intellectual property has the shelf life of a banana. Bill Gates
Don't solicit feedback on your product, idea or your business just for validation purposes. You want to tell the people who can help move your idea forward, but if you're just looking to your friend, co-worker, husband or wife for validation, be careful. It can stop a lot of multimillion-dollar ideas in their tracks in the beginning. Sara Blakely
I'm not saying I wasn't flawed or amateurish. But you can never say I did anything to appease the music business. Patti Smith
Really good customer service will deliver sales. You are training salesmen to give the best possible advice and then to achieve the sale. People actually like you to ask for a sale because it shows you value their business. John Caudwell
I was embarrassed that I even wanted to become an actress because coming from L.A., with two older sisters in the business and a mom who had been a ballet dancer, it was such a cliche. Elizabeth Olsen
Most governments lie to each other. That's the way business gets done. Robert M. Gates
At a young age I always had an entrepreneurial spirit. So I'm trying to develop things on my own, too, and there are a couple things that have absolutely nothing to do with the entertainment business that I'm trying to tackle. We'll just sort of see. Jennifer Carpenter
I worked hard all my life as far as this music business. I dreamed of the day when I could go to New York and feel comfortable and they could come out here and be comfortable. Tupac Shakur
I have very much enjoyed being in the music business in different roles through five different decades. Peter Asher
I think I've got my business notions and my sense for that sort of thing from my dad. My dad never had a chance to go to school. He couldn't read and write. But he was so smart. He was just one of those people that could just make the most of anything and everything that he had to work with. Dolly Parton
Automotive franchise laws were put in place decades ago to prevent a manufacturer from unfairly opening stores in direct competition with an existing franchise dealer that had already invested time, money and effort to open and promote their business. Elon Musk
Every small business will give you an entrepreneurial way of looking at things. I guarantee you that for every plant that closes, if you gave it to one small-business person in that community, he or she would find a way to make it work. The small-business attitude is you always find a way to make it work. Hamdi Ulukaya
I don't think meals have any business being deductible. I'm for separation of calories and corporations. Ralph Nader
Few businessmen are capable of being in politics, they don't understand the democratic process, they have neither the tolerance or the depth it takes. Democracy isn't a business. Malcolm Forbes
I make playlists on my iPod like nobody's business! Jenna Ushkowitz
Being on the run, having to change the way that you do business, being unable to plan in a safe and secure environment, always looking over your shoulder, knowing that some day somebody's going to knock on your door and it's going to be your last. John Abizaid
I've lived the American dream. I was born and raised on the farm, first in my family to graduate from college. I spent 13 years working in our family business. Cathy McMorris Rodgers
I think that you have to bear in mind that music is about escape, and it's not unreasonable to think the music business would be based around escapism. Peter Hook
A lot of the point mags are going out of business. They dropped the pay tremendously and it's all because of the internet. I used to go out once a month to LA and shoot for one week. I'd make a ton of money then come back to New York and do whatever I wanted. Richard Kern
I'm not better than other politicians, but I'm different because I got into the game much later in life, after I had raised a family, after I had written a book, after I had been a successful lawyer. It's different when you get into this business after you've led a full life. I don't want to be a big man. I know who I am. Mario Cuomo
Technology is something we buy to sell to the customers. Ericsson, Nokia and IBM do technology for a living, so let's give it to them because they know best. It has made the business model of Bharti very, very sustainable. Sunil Mittal
We're a very active family, and I like everything in its place. I'm all about designing every little space. It will help me in the business of being a mom. Every single day is so crazy with my work that I just need to be able to come home and do that business as efficiently as I try to do my professional work. Candice Olson
But we have to ask ourselves, what's the purpose of the stock market? It's supposed to be a source of capital for growing business. It's lost that purpose. Mark Cuban
In sports and in business, the greatest leaders are those who make the best decisions in the most crucial of situations. They are the ones who focus their energy on turning tough decisions into winning decisions. Don Yaeger
Crack the science of loyalty at scale for local business, and that becomes something that can add a huge amount of value to an important sector of our economy. Seth Priebatsch
Over my career, somewhere, somehow I must've made some right calls. Otherwise, I wouldn't be in business. Marc Faber
Most of the trouble in this world has been caused by folks who can't mind their own business, because they have no business of their own to mind, any more than a smallpox virus has. William S. Burroughs
A rise in the level of saving can reduce aggregate activity temporarily but only a sustained high level of saving makes it possible to have the sustained high level of business investment that contributes to the long-run growth of output. Martin Feldstein
Our business is all about helping someone - a founder, a CEO - building a great business. It's not about seeing our names in the press. Douglas Leone
A lot of people heard 'Murda Business' and thought it was about killing people, trying to be tough and hardcore. If you actually listen to the lyrics, it's kind of silly and playful. Iggy Azalea
The great thing about the business is how Darwinian it is. We have to swim or die - if you are found wanting over a period of time, you've either got to change what you're doing or find something else to do. Steven Soderbergh
'Strictly Business' is about a young black man who is learning about himself, and that applies to a lot of young black men, those who are trying to find jobs. This film gives them a good look at that situation. Tommy Davidson
I consider myself lucky that Sheila Johnson, the cofounder of Black Entertainment Television, didn't choose to rest on her very impressive business laurels. Her luscious 100 percent modal scarves, printed with photos she takes all over the world, are gorgeous. Wearing one is like being wrapped in a hug. Gayle King
From the business point of view - not to overstate it - intellectual property is dead; long live intellectual process. Long live service; long live performance. Esther Dyson
If studios don't get their money back, we don't have any movies. So it is important that films are successful, and I am fully supportive of that because I'm not just a director, I'm also not stupid. I've been in this business long enough and, to a certain extent, I'm a businessman; I know the importance of that. Ridley Scott
We've taken the view that if the rest of the world would democratize and create market economies, that would spread the benefits of prosperity around the world, and that it would enhance our own prosperity, and our own stability and security, as well. Jeffrey Sachs
My charity is in the business of helping firefighters in any way that we can. For instance, after 9/11 we were the second-fastest charity to raise and distribute money to the widows and surviving family members of the 343 firefighters who died that day. Denis Leary
I didn't know Michael Hastings very well, but one thing about him was always obvious - he was born to be in the news business, he loved it, he was made for it. He wrote about Iraq and Afghanistan as places he had always been destined to visit. Matt Taibbi
Editor: a person employed by a newspaper, whose business it is to separate the wheat from the chaff, and to see that the chaff is printed. Elbert Hubbard
My lifelong friend and mentor Frank Barsalona is gone. And the music business as we knew it went with him. Steven Van Zandt
As for the music business itself, the key things have not changed that much. It operates like any business and money still keeps things moving. Tom Jones
The work of the individual still remains the spark that moves mankind ahead even more than teamwork. Igor Sikorsky
My concern is that we live in an economy in which stabbing someone and waiting for them to complain before we remove the knife has become the normal way of doing business. When did we lose sight of the fact that it's not nice to stab people in the first place? Simon Sinek
The intersection of psychology and business is typically seen as being as congested, stressful, and emotionally barren as a peak commute traffic day on the L.A. freeways. But, thankfully, we live in an era in which neuroscientists are teaching us about the malleability of our brain and the emotionally contagious nature of our workplaces. Chip Conley
I hate the actor and audience business. An author should be in among the crowd, kicking their shins or cheering them on to some mischief or merriment. D. H. Lawrence
A shady business never yields a sunny life. B. C. Forbes
Any man who goes into anything in life and does it better than the average will have a successful life. If he does it worse than the average, his life will not be successful. And no business can exist in which success cannot be won on that basis. Charles M. Schwab
I've learned, like with anything else, business is only as good as your connections and your resources. And some of the resources that I have are the fact that I work with huge artists. Daymond John
See, I'm fortunate that I get around a lot because of my movie business. Chuck Zito
Greece is not an easy country to do business in. Ali Babacan
Generally the whole entertainment business now is bland. Eartha Kitt
We have to spend a lot more time training people to be good advocates of U.S. business. Lawrence Eagleburger
Ronald has had bicycle safety and safety in the home. Yes, Ronald is McDonald's, second most recognised figure after Santa Claus, and there's an element of obviously benefiting your business. Jim Cantalupo
In some ways, with the security challenges this country has faced, we have had to put in rules and regulations for business to be able to sustain their growth and create jobs. Wayne Allard
It's not healthy for patents to be used to stop other people from doing business. Jerry Yang
Finance is a gun. Politics is knowing when to pull the trigger. Mario Puzo
I tend not to dwell on the parallels between chess and business, chess and the martial arts, or any two things for that matter, because the truth is that all pursuits are connected if we gain an eye for the thematic links. Joshua Waitzkin
To me it's incontrovertible that investment in people, investment in business, creates jobs; they don't destroy jobs. Stephen Pagliuca
Economically considered, war and revolution are always bad business. Ludwig von Mises
I've seen this over and over again: people love it if you step up their experience. No one turns down an upgrade to business class in a plane. Robert Scoble
The show business has all phases and grades of dignity, from the exhibition of a monkey to the exposition of that highest art in music or the drama which secures for the gifted artists a world-wide fame princes well might envy. P. T. Barnum
All things being equal, people will do business with a friend; all things being unequal, people will still do business with a friend. Mark McCormack
The things I really learned, I learned from watching my parents. They take care of business. Always have. Kevin Eubanks
The Republican Party is not in the hands of the Jewish lobby in America as the Democratic Party must look quite often to Jewish money to finance candidates. Pete McCloskey
How grateful I am for the law of tithing. It is the Lord's law of finance. Gordon B. Hinckley
I started in business journalism from the outside, so when I started writing about markets and business, I was struck by the fact that markets seemed to work well even though people are often irrational, lack good information and are not perfect in the way they think about decisions. James Surowiecki
My father told me, never have partners. Howard Hughes
I have always been a business person. Bethenny Frankel
Everyone has an invisible sign hanging from their neck saying, 'Make me feel important.' Never forget this message when working with people. Mary Kay Ash
Social conservatism, business conservatism: the one side constitutes the other, like some infernal Mobius strip. Rick Perlstein
My role is to try to remove the impediments to entrepreneurs' chance to succeed. It's about improving the business climate to give people a better chance of succeeding. Jerry Moran
In business, you're the Chief Salesman. Create a sense of demand, rather than waiting to have demand. Barbara Corcoran
I guess the worst moment I ever had in business was the fear that Southwest Airlines wouldn't get off the ground. Herb Kelleher
There just is exponentially more money in the movie business than in the music business. As a result there are more people involved in the creative process. Adam Duritz
I'd always loved technology. It's something I always messed around with in computer labs at school. So I glommed onto it very early as way to differentiate myself in business. Daniel Suarez
I think one of the main reason's Rick Rosenthal and Whitewater PIctures decided to 'get in bed with me' on 'Fat Kid' was because I came in with a strong business plan as well as a creative vision on how to make the film. Matthew Lillard
When I think about parallels between myself and an Olympian, I believe that success in the world of business is underpinned by very similar principles of perseverance and hard work. Lakshmi Mittal
When you go for business, you just see the airport, the offices, cities. You never see what 80 per cent of the population does in a country, so if you want to understand what Indonesia is made of, or the depths of China or India, you have to go and see. Jean-Pascal Tricoire
My juices needed restoring. I needed a sabbatical from the record business. Norman Granz
Poverty is unnecessary. Muhammad Yunus
I grew up in a show business family, so we've always had a great sense of balance, being so close to my parents. I've always known what is and isn't reality. Andy Gibb
I think in some ways I'm quite lucky to be living in London, there's this certain separation from the movie business. In that way, it's been quite easy to separate acting and going back to a normal life. Freddie Highmore
I have a company called Earl Campbell Foods. I got into the meat business in 1991. Earl Campbell
We can't deny that films have a bigger reach. After the popularity of the 'Slumdog Millionaire,' a lot of people started reading Vikas Swarup's 'Q & A'. From a business sense, films are a good tool to increase the number of readers. Ashwin Sanghi
There's a huge cloud of shame around art and business being seen as bedfellows. Amanda Palmer
Over the years I always did some water colors, and I did a series of pictures of drawings. I always did it during a period of time that was slow in the photo business, but in essence it was always frustrating because I'd get started, and then it would be time to get back to work and I wouldn't get anywhere with the painting. Sante D'Orazio
There's simply anger over the accountability that Yelp brings and also this feeling of powerlessness because so much power is now being put in the hands of the consumer. But the important thing that gets lost with some of these business owners who are very upset with us is it's the whole picture that counts. Jeremy Stoppelman
The point of an accelerator is to teach you about companies and business, not about technology. Sam Altman
I did not go into the film business to be symbolized as someone else's vision of me. Sidney Poitier
I would like to be remembered as a responsible human being who handled business while also taking care of his family. Rob Brown
The people that are running the bulk of the comic shops in North America aren't business people and they don't understand sales. They don't understand good product. Rob Walton
Regardless of how it's done, transaction costs will continue to plummet as computers get more powerful. Low transaction costs are a wonderful thing if you're in the transaction business. They're wonderful for consumers too, making it cheaper and easier to buy things and creating new things to buy. Nathan Myhrvold
What business do we have telling people who to vote for? They probably know more about it than we do. Stan Laurel
Employers and business leaders need people who can think for themselves - who can take initiative and be the solution to problems. Stephen Covey
I do my business in the morning, and then at 2 P.M., I write fiction for the rest of the day. I like my husband, so I don't work at weekends. Amy Bloom
I went into radio in 1965 when I got a license for CJOR 600 AM. It was my second business. Jim Pattison
Over the past decade... while many businesses have pursued what I call 'business as usual,' I have been part of a different, smaller business movement, one that tried to put idealism back on the agenda. Anita Roddick
I see the level of sophistication and knowledge about business growing dramatically. Several decades ago, only a few companies thought about international business. Rosabeth Moss Kanter
I think if you checked the attendance records of all the announcers, you'd find a lot better record than you would of anybody else in any other business because we love the game and have a passion for it. Ernie Harwell
Great things in business are never done by one person. They're done by a team of people. Steve Jobs
Since I know how crazy this business is, I do the opposite of what I see other people doing. Emmanuel Lewis
We don't play the celebrity business in our family. Tom Brokaw
Every young man would do well to remember that all successful business stands on the foundation of morality. Henry Ward Beecher
My life has always been compartmentalized into different aspects. I have my speed skating Olympic pursuits, I have my personal life and have my business life and have my entertainment - TV - Hollywood - whatever have you - always compartmentalizing every aspect of my life. Apolo Ohno
I wear two hats. The one is business and increasing my shareholders' value; the other is social responsibility. Guler Sabanci
The idea that in the system, if you manage it in an optimum way, all of the constituent parts of the system also win, flourish, and benefit, is intrinsic to business and even to capitalism itself, properly understood. But people don't understand it because we're not taught to think that way. John Mackey
After three major movies, I was like, 'Oh, I guess you're supposed to get a publicist?' Girls that are in the business now that are successful are more savvy. Elisabeth Shue
Financial literacy is an issue that should command our attention because many Americans are not adequately organizing finances for their education, healthcare and retirement. Ron Lewis
CNN canceled all the shows I was on. They're going in a different direction, but that's their privilege. They own the business. Robert Novak
If the White House could do more to tell parents that getting children reading is their business too, we'd see a big difference. Hollywood and the NBA or NFL could step in, too. In England they have an event called Book Day, where every child receives a pound to use at any bookstore. James Patterson
According to the Small Business Administration, more than 70 percent of all family businesses do not survive through the second generation, and 8 percent do not make it to a third. Kit Bond
As I got older, I had a bunch of friends that were various teen stars. I've always known people in the spotlight and people who just grew up in L.A. and had nothing to do with the industry. It's not a glamorous thing to me. It's just a different type of business. Troian Bellisario
The entertainment business remains a business of blockbusters, and increasingly so. Anita Elberse
It is indeed an odd business that it has taken this Court nearly two centuries to 'discover' a constitutional mandate to have counsel at a preliminary hearing. Warren E. Burger
No, I regret nothing, all I regret is having been born, dying is such a long tiresome business I always found. Samuel Beckett
You know, you hear people talk about soul mates? That one person that you see, and that's it for you? Well, TOMS is the business equivalent of a soul mate for me. Blake Mycoskie
My model for business is The Beatles: They were four guys that kept each others' negative tendencies in check; they balanced each other. And the total was greater than the sum of the parts. Steve Jobs
As entrepreneurs, we often get pressured into hiring an industry executive. While it's good to hire people with experience, it can also be a stumbling block because they think about the business the same way everyone else does. Blake Mycoskie
I have several writer friends, but I don't involve them in my work process. I'm more likely to talk about the business of publishing with them. Jodi Picoult
It takes time to love someone properly, and in this business, you get very wary of people. Mark Roberts
Well, you can't trust most people in this game, period; it can be a very shady business. Marvin Hagler
L.A. can be very superficial, and it's hard to meet cool people here. I try to stay away from the glitzy side of the business and have a normal life as much as possible. I keep to myself. Jessica Lucas
Regrets are something you can't really have as an actor, because ultimately you'll end up destroying yourself... there's a lot of disappointment in this business. Henry Cavill
Other bands gave us lip service, but when it came down to it they kind of backed off. That was a little disheartening. But I respect them. That's their business. Mike McCready
I think that business book reporting, it's all Jim Collins, it's the story of victory; it's success bias over and over again. Ben Horowitz
When a management with a reputation for brilliance tackles a business with a reputation for bad economics, it is the reputation of the business that remains intact. Warren Buffett
In practice, downsizing is too often about cutting your work force while keeping your business the same, and doing so not by investments in productivity-enhancing technology, but by making people pull 80-hour weeks and bringing in temps to fill the gap. James Surowiecki
I like playing Vernon Dursley in 'Harry Potter,' because that gives me a license to be horrible to kids. I hate the odious business of sucking up to the public. Richard Griffiths
There aren't many hits like 'Kinky Boots,' so when you get one, the gratitude that comes with it fuels your energy. From the time I started in this business, everybody told me that who I was and what I represented would never work. Well, I get to stand on stage every day and prove the naysayers wrong by doing exactly what they told me not to do. Billy Porter
Experience counts in government even more than in business. Mo Ibrahim
I made an enormous amount of money in the record business as a result of owning so much of what I was doing... I owned all those albums and continued to own my catalog. Lou Adler
There was never any pressure on me to go into the business, but I was always aware of it. I'd go on the set with my father and he and my mother would always be singing. Micky Dolenz
Business, you know, may bring you money, but friendship hardly ever does. Jane Austen
I work in a strange business, and 'trust' is a word that's not even in the vocabulary. Kim Basinger
In my career, people in the record business have been rockin' in the same ol' boat. They all crooks - I'll say it clear and loud - especially the big ones. John Lee Hooker
There is no question that knowing someone in the business will get you in the door. But it is your skill that will keep you in the room. Vic Mignogna
By 2003, every fool was getting into real estate. The checkout girl at my local supermarket handed me her newly printed real estate agent business card. Robert Kiyosaki
How important is failure - yes, failure - to the health of a thriving, innovative business? So important that Ratan Tata, chairman of India's largest corporation, gives an annual award to the employee who comes up with the best idea that failed. Naveen Jain
Most of my contemporaries at school entered the World of Business, the logical destiny of bores. Barry Humphries
This is a very screwed-up business. Record labels don't sign a lot of bands these days. We just want to find a home and stay there and make records and do our thing and not have to look over our shoulder. Andy Taylor
Every business and every product has risks. You can't get around it. Lee Iacocca
What I learned is that in business you must make decisions based on facts, not react with your heart. Mario Andretti
'In Search of Excellence' - even the title - is a reminder that business isn't dry, dreary, boring, or by the numbers. Life at work can be cool - and work that's cool isn't confined to Tiger Woods, Yo-Yo Ma, or Tom Hanks. It's available to all of us and any of us. Tom Peters
I can't help thinking if she - the director of a government agency - is this ignorant about what funding is available and where the money comes from - how often lower-level bureaucrats must give wrong answers when people are looking for help to start a business. Matthew Lesko
Christmas is over and Business is Business. Franklin Pierce Adams
If you look around at the people in show business today they are basically the people who didn't give up. Brent Spiner
It doesn't interest me to be Harrison Ford. It interests me to be Mike Pomeroy and Indiana Jones and Jack Ryan. I don't want to be in the Harrison Ford business. I take what I do seriously, but I don't take myself seriously. Harrison Ford
In some respects, the video-game business is a lot like the razor business, which follows a simple model: Give away the razor, gouge 'em on the price of the blades. James Surowiecki
Less emphasis on inventories, I think, may tend to dampen business cycles, because business cycles are typically in the grasp of inventory cycles and heavy industry cycles. Paul A. Volcker
My experiences have been, from the very beginning, cultural and creative. And my business has been a way of exposing the culture, exposing the artists so that the world could hear and see them. Russell Simmons
The world does not owe men a living, but business, if it is to fulfill its ideal, owes men an opportunity to earn a living. Owen D. Young
The music business can be very cold. And it doesn't honor its elders. Brenda Lee
If you are a musician and you don't show any interest on the business level then you are actually vulnerable and people will rip you off. They will sweet talk you into anything. Michael Schenker
When you've been brought up in variety, I think timing is always important in your life. If I'm ever late for anything, whether it's personal or business, I always apologise. 'I'm sorry I'm late,' and all that. And if somebody is late meeting me, I expect them to say 'I'm sorry I'm late.' It's just, shall we say, showbiz etiquette of my day. Bruce Forsyth
I think the show has sort of given me a name in this business and allowed a lot of people the opportunity to see what I can do, and it's just sort of like a sweet starting point. Shiri Appleby
The only way you will ever permanently take control of your financial life is to dig deep and fix the root problem. Suze Orman
Got to build that business base and then you can fund all the things people want: education, health care, strong law enforcement, roads, bridges, infrastructure - all those things flow from that economic base. John Hoeven
Try, try, try, and keep on trying is the rule that must be followed to become an expert in anything. W. Clement Stone
Before I came out, I had a lot of anger. For years people would ask, 'How are you doing?' and I'd say, 'Good, fine.' It's show business, and that's what you have to show. Ricky Martin
I think it's being thrown at the wolves, we call it in our business. Dick Van Dyke
The worlds I paint leave a lot to engage the imagination by hinting at what lies beyond the four edges of the painting. I think getting beyond the four edges of an opportunity or challenge is one of the basic skills you need in business. Thomas Kinkade
At Wal-Mart, it goes back to Sam Walton and the foundation and business model that we simply operate for less, or everyday low cost. We're known for operating in a very efficient way and then giving those savings to customers. Mike Duke
I think of these things as obstacles rather than opportunities, because if they were opportunities it means I actually took the business of doing them seriously. To take myself too seriously is the gentle kiss of death. Leon Redbone
If I don't get along with Democrats, I'm sort of, like, out of business. Donald Trump
I never really studied business in school. I kind of wish I had, but how boring is that? Mick Jagger
Of all Americans who have appeared on the nation's postage stamps, Ayn Rand is probably the only one to have thought that the United States government has no business delivering mail. Thomas Mallon
I couldn't care less about business. Manolo Blahnik
No matter what business you're in, business is business, and financing and money are critical. I would have made a lot fewer mistakes if I had more schooling in that area. Daymond John
I hope more people will ask diamond companies to continue changing the way they do business in Africa. Djimon Hounsou
If you have learned how to disagree without being disagreeable, then you have discovered the secrete of getting along - whether it be business, family relations, or life itself. Bernard Meltzer
If you fire people, you fire customers. Ferdinand Piech
How you present yourself is nobody's business but your own. The stylists have an opinion. The hair people have an opinion. The fans and the management have opinions. Ultimately, you have to trust that you are the safe-keeper of yourself. Shirley Manson
I think there are a lot of honest people doing honest business on online auctions. But the control on these Web sites is pretty minimal. Dan Butler
My parents were both in show business. My father was an actor, my mom an actress, and both singers, dancers and actors. They met in Los Angeles doing a play together and so I grew up in a show biz family. Micky Dolenz
To have a .cn domain, you have to be a registered business. You have to prove your site is legal. Rebecca MacKinnon
That my business success is equal to my personal life. Merv Griffin
It's time to re-think charity. It's time to give charity the big-league freedoms we really give to business. The fight for these freedoms must be our new cause, because without them, all of our causes are ultimately lost. Dan Pallotta
Well, when you get into the business, what you have to realize is that signing autographs and getting 'bothered' is just part of the deal. It's not a bother to me at all. That's part of being an actor and that's something you have to realize before you ever get into this business. Zachery Ty Bryan
We find that no matter what country we're in, if we hit the right economic notes and appeal to the mass market, we're able to build the business very, very rapidly. Fred DeLuca
Perhaps the greatest utopia would be if we could all realize that no utopia is possible; no place to run, no place to hide, just take care of business here and now. Jack Carroll
Netflix, Amazon, iTunes - whatever platforms emerge - we are looking at as having the same potential that home video had for the movie business. Which means there are entirely new opportunities to monetize our capital investment in content and do so in ways that work for distributors, for consumers and for creators. Bob Iger
The only way to make podcasting a real big business would be if you could somehow get the top seven podcasters to team up and make a mega-network. Jason Calacanis
When I go to business meetings, I'm still told way too often by some receptionist, 'The mail room is downstairs,' to believe that racial perceptions don't still exist. But I figure there are always going to be knuckleheads no matter how many of their herd get stuck in the tar pits of progress. John Ridley
Without any formal personal finance instruction in our high school or college curricula, many college seniors who graduate in the red will continue to make common financial mistakes that only exacerbate their debt burdens. Alexa Von Tobel
Cutting prices or putting things on sale is not sustainable business strategy. The other side of it is that you can't cut enough costs to save your way to prosperity. Howard Schultz
There are people I've met in L.A. who kind of only talk about the business. Because maybe they think that's the best move. Timothy Simons
Thinking back on it, I've been in this business since I was 3, and I grew up in musical theater, so I was raised and surrounded by gay men and gay women. I was hardly around anyone straight. A. J. McLean
I never hurt nobody but myself and that's nobody's business but my own. Billie Holiday
I don't run a non-profit. There are lots of non-profits in America - in Detroit, parts of Wall Street, etc. I run a not for profit. We're a business. The only difference is that instead of selling soap or sneakers, we sell hope and leadership. Nancy Lublin
I'd only been in the business three or four years, but I told myself that someday I'd like to be Mort Janklow. Larry Kirshbaum
I was born in Springfield and raised in West Springfield. My father ran a dry cleaning business and was a salesman. Mike Scully
There's no doubt about it that my participation in sports allowed me to compete in the business world in a very gender-neutral way. Beth Brooke
No idea for a new growth business ever comes fully shaped. When it emerges, it's half-baked, and it then goes through a process of becoming fully shaped. Clayton M. Christensen
Western business people often don't get the importance of establishing human relationships. Daniel Goleman
It's always the music first for me. But if the music isn't selling, there isn't gonna be no business. So you gotta make sure music is always the first priority. Akon
We succeed in enterprises which demand the positive qualities we possess, but we excel in those which can also make use of our defects. Alexis de Tocqueville
If you count my childhood appearances in a few TV shows and being the son of two well-known actor parents in the U.K., plus three years of drama school, you could say that I've been pretty much surrounded by the business of acting and performing my entire life. Linus Roache
The entire time I was modeling, I was trying and failing at businesses. In fact, we would have started our business much sooner had I been more successful. Kathy Ireland
We had some problems - my children were kidnapped during that time, and it just changed my whole way of thinking, from being in show business and everything else. Solomon Burke
People who have tried it, tell me that a clear conscience makes you very happy and contented; but a full stomach does the business quite as well, and is cheaper, and more easily obtained. Jerome K. Jerome
Treaties, agreements and organizations to help settle disputes may be necessary, but they often favor the interests of business over citizens. David Suzuki
As the owner of the Arison Group, a philanthropic and business enterprise that spans across 40 countries in 5 continents, my ongoing challenge is to bridge the gap between what I envision and its understanding and practical implementation. The Arison Group operates to realize the overall vision of Doing Good. Shari Arison
This crisis is not simply a more severe version of the usual business cycle recession, the typical downturn in which economies ultimately adjust and stabilize. Timothy Geithner
I don't believe in funerals. I believe in celebrating life, and showing people, while they're alive, how much I care about them. And I don't believe in this business of burial. I'm an organ donor. Whether its my skin or my eyeballs, use whatever bits are intact and put the rest in the garbage. Carmen Dell'Orefice
I don't understand business minds. I consider myself an artist, and they just really don't mix. Kathleen Rose Perkins
When I started in the business years ago, people would always say, 'You better get as much work as you can now, because once you get over 40, it's over.' Anna Silk
Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keeps friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment. Grenville Kleiser
I know how hard it is to send two kids to college when you ain't got nothing. I know people may not think of me in that way, but this business gives you ups and downs. Gladys Knight
There were times when there were parts that I was sure I got and then I didn't, and I did get upset. But at this point, it doesn't affect me in the least because I know how the business works. Ellen Muth
The idea that you can create a template that will work forever doesn't happen in any business. There's some really, really bright people in this business. You can't do the same thing the same way and be successful for a long period of time. Billy Beane
I brought my sons into the business to extend my working life, so I could keep my hand in the business. Leonard N. Stern
Hollywood today is all about being consistent. All thinking in mainstream film business takes place in one box. Dirk Benedict
We at Sun Cellular will definitely continue our consistent business policy of offering the best value for consumers' money. Yes, we shall offer the most affordable but reliable service. John Gokongwei
In constant pursuit of money to finance campaigns, the political system is simply unable to function. Its deliberative powers are paralyzed. John Rawls
My father ran a CB radio business. I grew up in a cluttered space that was filled with radios and antennas. It felt alien. Rashid Johnson
I'm not in the business of becoming famous. And that's the advice I give to younger aspiring actors. Work onstage and do the little roles. In the end it's not important to be seen. It's important to do. There's a lot of disappointment in this business, but my family keeps me grounded. Kristen Bell
In fact, even the perception of a resurgence in crime can be enough to paralyze business momentum and destroy the sense of security that a vibrant and progressive city requires. Alan Autry
As you grow in this business, you learn how to do more with less. Morgan Freeman
Customers are the reason we open our doors every day, and keep the machines humming all night long. Customers determine what we eat, where we live, whether we stay in business. Harvey Mackay
Business owners should not have to choose between violating their faith and violating the law. David Green
The very nature of finance is that it cannot be profitable unless it is significantly leveraged... and as long as there is debt, there can be failure and contagion. Alan Greenspan
A lot of family members worked in the joint commodities family business. It was a classic case of capitalism at work and socialism at home. Uday Kotak
A business of high principle generates greater drive and effectiveness because people know that they can do the right thing decisively and with confidence. Marvin Bower
The only thing I hated about the agency business was a lot of business travel. It was the only part of my job that I did not like. I found it very tedious and wearing. Donny Deutsch
The job of the Central Bank is to worry. Alice Rivlin
The government is also looking at further benefits including enhanced capital allowances; the use of Tax Incremental Finance; and extra help from UK Trade and Investment on inward investment and trade opportunities. Andy Sawford
You know, art is very emotional business. But mostly it becomes not emotional, the fabric of commodity. It becomes business. It becomes so many different things. Because we forgot there was emotions involved. Marina Abramovic
But this is called show business, not show family. Alice Barrett
The more people who come from musical backgrounds and go into promotion, production, songwriting, A&R, plus get their business head together, the better. They'll not only understand the business aspect, they'll also have a true passion and ear for how quality is represented musically. Harvey Mason, Jr.
Social media presents an opportunity for business people to connect and know each other prior to a phone call or email taking place. Jeffrey Gitomer
A bigger business is like a cruise ship: There are lots of amenities and you can go a lot further, but it's harder to turn quickly. Tony Hsieh
I'm constantly amazed that owners and managers of all businesses don't train their people to call the person who pays by credit card by name. It definitely makes the customer feel good and will be a factor in bringing them back to your place of business. Zig Ziglar
I don't think 'my way or the highway' works, that mentality. And that's what the Tea Party has done: drawn a line in the sand. I'm sorry - that doesn't work in business, that doesn't work in your family, it certainly doesn't work in government and our Congress. Patrick Murphy
My father lost his business. Our house was locked up, and we had to leave. Kumar Pallana
And what most people don't understand is the bulk of business in this country is small business. Alphonso Jackson
Women are smart in business and dumb in love. They won't date outside their zip code, let alone outside the city. They are city snobs. Patti Stanger
Artists are notoriously snooty and suspicious of anything coming from the business community. David Byrne
I work in a business of extremes, so when you are with someone who is very calm and logical, it's a great kind of balance to have. Owain Yeoman
Well, Bill, I don't think you're going to find many shy people that are in the political business. Scott McCallum
I absolutely love what I do and thank my lucky stars for twenty-five years of full-time employment in this business. Rob Paulsen
NBC's pilot season of 1994 is legendary in the business. In a world where failure is commonplace, we midwifed the birth of both 'Friends' and 'ER'. While 'ER' came essentially out of the blue, we'd been casting around for a 'Friends'-like show for some time at the network. Warren Littlefield
I believe our philosophy of conscious capitalism will eventually be widely adopted primarily because it is a better way to do business, and it creates more total value in the world for all of its stakeholders. John Mackey
I ended up buying business.com for $150,000 because I wanted to make it a magazine. It would have been a 'Time'-type magazine: how to do business on the Internet. And I was offered a lot of money for that domain. I played two buyers against each other. Marc Ostrofsky
The leader who exercises power with honor will work from the inside out, starting with himself. Blaine Lee
When steam first began to pump and wheels go round at so many revolutions per minute, what are called business habits were intended to make the life of man run in harmony with the steam engine, and his movement rival the train in punctuality. George William Russell
In a way, fraud in business is no different from infidelity in marriage or plagiarism in scholarly work. Even people committed to high moral standards succumb. Miroslav Volf
The people who are competing business-wise out there want what other successful labels and artists have. I don't want what they have; I want my own path, my own sound, my own identity. Record labels care nothing about identity or artistic freedom, they want good business. Joe Nichols
When I was in college, I studied business because I thought I wanted to be a director and producer. Manish Dayal
My mother started to suffer from multiple sclerosis, but nobody knew what MS was then. My father didn't - and later he suffered a great deal of guilt over that. It was an awful business and very fraught. Ruth Rendell
That's one of the problems with making music your business, it becomes a business. You're no longer just this kid who is a fan and going to see every show. I've been in a bar every night for the last 15 years. Going to see bands for me is work. Mojo Nixon
I believe I made it in show business. Sidney Sheinberg
I'm trying to do it my way. For me to be happy in the business means I have to do it myself. Julian Cope
I was terrified the first time that I had a big problem in my business. I was obviously terrified when they diagnosed me with cancer in 1994. I was terrified when my son used to drive too fast. But I do believe in the fact that fear is not an option, so I always try to face it and not be afraid. Diane von Furstenberg
Big companies often use their leverage to take stakes in would-be suppliers, especially in the technology business. Alex Berenson
It's not government that creates jobs; it's small business. Our job is to make sure they have the access to capital, the access to contracting opportunities, and the help, advice and mentoring that they need to go out and be successful. Karen Mills
Like many works of literature, Hollywood chooses for its villains people who strive for social dominance through the pursuit of wealth, prestige, and power. But the ordinary business of capitalism is much more egalitarian: It's about finding meaning and enjoyment in work and production. Alex Tabarrok
Radio is a really strange business now, too. There's a very narrow door and a very few people control what gets played. Taylor Hanson
From being a little girl in the projects, going through all of the mess that I was going through, to ending up at the Inauguration for the first African-American president, I'm speechless right now because I never thought I'd - I never ever - I couldn't even see that far. Even when I ended up in the music business, I couldn't see that. Mary J. Blige
'New Jack City' and 'Boyz 'N the Hood' are realities, but movies like 'Strictly Business' are realities, too. Tommy Davidson
Constraining business is absolutely wrong. Sergey Galitsky
Well, we're in show business, and I have been making a living in this business a long time and inevitably it means taking what it is that you've done and hopefully you're showing it to a lot of people who like it. Walter Hill
I've had an addiction for a long time to the whole business of maximizing one's potential, what I call human activation. The vehicle for actualizing oneself is choice, options, seeking out the proper choices. Padgett Powell
I am disappointed in the music business, I feel like a lot of people in the music business are phoney, there's a lot of people who will abuse and take my kindness. Blu Cantrell
Start with good people, lay out the rules, communicate with your employees, motivate them and reward them. If you do all those things effectively, you can't miss. Lee Iacocca
I needed the time to go to college and spend years with people who aren't in the business and become a person on my own in order to be the person that I am and the performer that I am. I wouldn't give that up to be in blockbusters or have more money. Sarah Steele
Without industry, finance and government consciously and collaboratively ensuring that capital flows to where it is needed in order to ensure the scaling up of climate change solutions, whatever deal is agreed risks never being realised. Noreena Hertz
If I was in a situation where it wasn't working and I had a choice with another man, I'm gonna assess it like a business deal: who is the better person for me? Patti Stanger
I only am in this business because I enjoy it. I think that is the only way to be in the business. Jake Lloyd
To be entirely honest, I am an extremely confident person, and I don't think I would have gotten into this business if I felt that I wasn't going to succeed and I intend to be in this business, for the rest of my life. Erika Christensen
You know, I'm just grateful to be in this business and to be able to stay in it. Lindsey Shaw
There's a fundamental problem with how the software business does things. We're asking people who are masters of hard-edged technology to design the soft, human side of software as well. As a result, they make products that are really cool - if you happen to be a software engineer. Alan Cooper
The only hard-and-fast rules a Perot must operate under are getting a sound education; being honest and ethical in our business dealings; treating the people who work for us with respect and dignity; and, finally, a Perot cannot be afraid to take risks when appropriate. Ross Perot, Jr.
Writing is a lonely business. Sherman Alexie
The Conservatives, along with Labour, I don't think understand what it is like to run a business. Peter Hargreaves
I wanted to be an actor from a young age, but actually becoming one and seen the ugly side of the world does feel different and sometimes unwelcome. There are shallow, vapid, untalented people zombieing the streets of Hollywood, adding decadence and immorality to an already extravagant business. Fran Kranz
I'm a pitchman, my business comes from the pitch, nothing else. Billy Mays
Spontaneity is such an entertaining facet of show business. Chuck Barris
That's an aspect of this business which can be very frustrating and aggravating. Most of what is written about you is wrong and so much of what does get printed is often about personal things that you don't want to have other people read about. Winona Ryder
This business is always changing. If you're going to be a leader, you've got to take chances. Ronnie Milsap
I love producing. I am loving doing that. I think that is my most natural space in the business. I just love producing or editing and that's where I thrive. Will Smith
Unlike a lot of actors, my father encouraged all his kids to go into show business. He loved it so much. Jeff Bridges
There is a growing literature about the multitude of journalism's problems, but most of it is concerned with the editorial side of the business, possibly because most people competent to write about journalism are not comfortable writing about finance. Russell Baker
Nothing was planned in my career. I just went with the flow and took everything that came to me. Selling potato chips was obvious, as it was a family business. When friends suggested I should try theatre, I gave it a shot. Then I did a lot of advertisements, and then movies happened. Boman Irani
Inside every working anarchy, there's an Old Boy Network. Mitchell Kapor
I think early on I knew what I was going to do and it was based a lot on familiarity but it was also because I didn't have a lot of skills. There was nothing I wanted t be. I didn't want to be a doctor. I wanted to be in show business. Christopher Walken
Until 'Scrubs,' I didn't have a business manager. I learned everything on my own - and I learned the hard way. Donald Faison
I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am the prod. Winston Churchill
Contrary to popular opinion, the hustle is not a new dance step - it is an old business procedure. Fran Lebowitz
I'm not in the advertising business, but I think it would be very nice if people went to see the film Hamlet, because it was made with love and integrity. Julie Christie
If you build that foundation, both the moral and the ethical foundation, as well as the business foundation, and the experience foundation, then the building won't crumble. Henry Kravis
And so I've always been fascinated by the technical end of theater, and a lot of my closest friends are not actors, but in the other end of the business. Rene Auberjonois
Girls shouldn't worry about being the equal of men in the business world. Marilyn Monroe
What I learned from Rockefeller that's off-the-hook important is: You need to know exactly where you stand in a business at all times. Measure everything, because everything that is measured and watched improves. Bob Parsons
And the problem is once you get into this campaign business and begin to have a lot of money, then the person on the bench begins to think - what's going to happen if I decide the case this way or that way? Stephen Breyer
Nobody in show business can possibly get away with making fun of their boss. Jon Cryer
TV is a fickle business. I'm only good for the length of my contract. Tom Brokaw
Generally speaking, historically in this country, the care of a child has been thought of as female business. Eddie Bernice Johnson
I get great satisfaction from both business and philanthropy. Donald Bren
Goodrich is a perfect addition to our Hamilton Sundstrand business. And with a strong portfolio of complementary products, Goodrich also brought great leadership balance, great opportunities to provide more integrated systems. Louis R. Chenevert
The original and brilliant idea of an MBA was the opportunity for students to study the theory and application of business and management principles. Warren Bennis
I owe a lot to my dad, just for having provided the wrestling business for us to get into. Owen Hart
Studying design has made me a much, much more astute observer of this aspect of business. And I'm working mightily to improve my empathic skills. I've dramatically improved my ability to read facial expressions - and I'm trying to be a better, more attentive listener. Daniel H. Pink
I had very little exposure to business growing up. I also was very focused on the Civil Rights Movement. And I saw law as a vehicle to really bring about substantial change. Kenneth Chenault
If you can play live and support yourself, it's one of the few ways you're going to actually get paid in this business these days. Page McConnell
I am a graduate in business management with specialisation in finance, and I love accounts! Tena Desae
I can remember when I first went into the Himalayan area way back in 1951. Money, for instance, was not important at all to the local people. But now, finance has become just as important to them as it is to us, and this is a change maybe not for the better. Edmund Hillary
My approach to cutting spending as president, is to do a ten percent across the board cut of all federal agencies, and then ask each of my new agency heads to find another ten percent by drilling down. That's what you do in business to come up with approximately 20 percent cuts for the first fiscal year budget. Herman Cain
We do not want to live in a theocracy. We should maintain that barrier and government has no business telling someone what they ought to believe or how they should conduct their private lives. Robert Reich
There is no business in America that would be prevented from taking results into account when making personnel decisions. Michael Bloomberg
The fashion industry is often charged with having kept its blinders on as one Seventh Avenue company after another lost employees to AIDS. Consumers, it was feared, would shun the racks of designers whose names were associated with the disease. And to stand up against AIDS would, in many minds, confirm the business's stereotypical image. Michael Shnayerson
I suppose I have very undesirable traits. I am very critical, which is very undesirable. But it is good from a business point of view. John Caudwell
The trouble with movies as a business is that it's an art, and the trouble with movies as art is that it's a business. Charlton Heston
All my kids have worked in the family business. I've been successful at that. My family knows how to work. We all started working very young. Alex Spanos
Well, the security business has been growing. I think security is one of those areas where it's to some degree not linear but maybe exponential growth. Sanjay Kumar
What happens in the music business is that if you step out of your little spot to do something else, the sand falls right into where you stood and you're gone, you're history. Nancy Sinatra
But once you have some success in one style, the business wants to lock you in that vein forever. Richard Marx
As you watch the world crumble, try taking your Armageddon with this sprinkling of irony: Over the last three decades, business has got virtually everything it wanted, and its doomsday scenario from the 1970s has come true because of it. Thomas Frank
The way we finance homes in this country is slow, filled with middlemen, who run a nonstandardized evaluation process. This makes financing a home cumbersome and difficult. Barry Ritholtz
Business is in itself a power. Garet Garrett
I think if you're in this business, like any high-stakes business, the highs and lows can make you a manic-depressive person, if you weren't that way to start with. 'Cause it's just so crazy on your psyche. A lot of it has to do with people thinking they're greater than someone else. Joan Cusack
A person's credit report is one of the most important tools consumers can use to maintain their financial security and credit rating, but for so long many did not know how to obtain one, or what to do with the information it provided. Ruben Hinojosa
The blood of Christ covers all of our sins, but each of us must do personal business with God in order to experience his forgiveness. Lewis B. Smedes
You've got to be very cognizant of the correlation between social media links and business because they don't always correlate as highly as people would like. Mark Cuban
It is very vulgar to talk about one's business. Only people like stockbrokers do that, and then merely at dinner parties. John Wanamaker
There are too many games being developed by people that have no business creating games. John Romero
Why would anyone want to be famous, certainly not me. My only goal in an acting career is to be able to work full time as an actor, filmmaker. When I get to that level, which I will, in this business where I can spend one hundred percent of my time honing my craft, then I will be complete. Tim Holmes
Out of the 72 kids that I went to high school with, I still talk to 25 of them on a fairly regular basis. Seven of my classmates live in L.A., and five of them are in the entertainment business, and we constantly talk and play fantasy football together. Ike Barinholtz
I may be president of the United States, but my private life is nobody's damned business. Chester A. Arthur
A well-functioning microfinance bank can actually be a profitable business as well. So it became a perfect proof point that, through business, you can provide an experience that leads to individual self-empowerment. Pierre Omidyar
More than 50% of significant new regulations that impact on business in the UK now emanate from the EU. John Hutton
Having disrupted business practices, social interactions and political campaigns, 2011 will be seen as the year that the rise of the Internet first disrupted foreign relations. Douglas Alexander
While consumer social like Facebook and Twitter gets the headlines, perhaps the greatest untapped potential for social networking lies in business applications. Ryan Holmes
When business leaders ask me what they can do for Indiana, I always reply: 'Make money. Go make money. That's the first act of corporate citizenship. If you do that, you'll have to hire someone else, and you'll have enough profit to help one of those non-profits we're so proud of.' Mitch Daniels
When you see government leaders really bullying business, you know that government's economic policy is failing. They get angry and they get desperate. Amity Shlaes
We've never had nannies. We've had great grandparents, great support from family, and the kids have been on every set: they've seen me play Gollum, King Kong, Captain Haddock, the lot. They totally get it, and they want to go into the business. Ruby, my daughter, is very keen to become an actress. Andy Serkis
If you are under the illusion that you can start a business and run it at your life's schedule, you are mistaken. The business is like a starving puppy - when it needs to eat, then it needs to eat regardless of what you have going on personally. Robert Herjavec
I often think of the different ways Goethe and Darwin got at evolution. Goethe had the poetic conception of it all right; Darwin worked it out step by step. Who's ahead? And which has any business scoffing at the other? Susan Glaspell
I am in a business that's built on record sales and reputation and how your single is doing and where your song is on iTunes. But the kind of music that I do comes from my beliefs. Steven Curtis Chapman
Buzz and the right publicist are not only important but crucial in show business. Halston
The problem with venality in business is that getting outraged about it makes it easy to miss the systemic problems that venality often disguises. James Surowiecki
Finance is wholly different from the rest the economy. Alan Greenspan
Some people have a tendency to get knocked down in this business and sulk and whine, and they just create a rod for their back, really. You have to have broad shoulders and get through it. Pierce Brosnan
If you do not feel equal to the headaches that psychiatry induces, you are in the wrong business. It is work - work the like of which I do not know. Harry Stack Sullivan
What you get out of an M.B.A. programme, no matter how much experience, is functional tools and understanding in disciplines: you'll understand economics, you'll understand marketing, finance, accounting. That, M.B.A. programmes do very well. Henry Mintzberg
There are many different kinds of PCs. You have fixed, virtual, tablets, notebooks, ultrabooks, desktops, workstations. What you find in commercial PCs, business PCs, is that there's a really long tail of usage on client devices. Michael Dell
Second, we have to make the most of the strengths we have, the amenities that many of our competitors cannot replicate. But again, those advantages won't mean much if we don't do a great job with the basics of our business. Gerard Arpey
Basically he never went to work and didn't have a job. Of course I thought he did. I thought he was on the phone doing business deals instead of borrowing money from people. Christie Brinkley
Appreciate everything your associates do for the business. Sam Walton
I always knew that I wanted to do something in business and I prepared myself for that. Earl Campbell
I grew up in a show-business family, but we were working-class show business. There was nothing glamorous about it. You had great things one day and the next day, nothing. Sally Field
Being fired from a show - being fired in any way, in any instance, any business - is just hard. Kathleen Rose Perkins
Yes, I have a good sense of humor to sort of last a long time in show business, and I think to be able to find comedic value in who you are and the people that you work is always a good thing. Jane Krakowski
Like sex in Victorian England, the reality of Big Business today is our big dirty secret. Ralph Nader
I think everybody has their own way of looking at their lives as some kind of pilgrimage. Some people will see their role as a pilgrim in terms of setting up a fine family, or establishing a business inheritance. Everyone's got their own definition. Eric Clapton
Revolution in the modern case is no longer an uncouth business. Garet Garrett
To say the Internet is the death of books and movies is like saying someone invented a new, more efficient kind of cup and it heralds the death of coffee - a new improved form of carrying something, which is essentially what the Internet is, should be helpful to our business. Alison Owen
Don't go in and tell somebody else how to run their business. Carl Icahn
When you want to move somebody, you have to say to yourself: 'I'm in the emotional transportation business. I gotta move them, emotionally.' Peter Guber
In 2013, Samsung accounted for about 20 percent of South Korea's total business profits. Samsung Electronics, just one of scores of subsidiaries, accounts for close to 15 percent of the total shares in the South Korean stock market. But you don't need to know these figures to get a feel for Samsung's hold on the country. Kim Young-ha
It's very simple. If the American people care about a lot of things including corruption in government, then, in fact, if you use the power to appoint in order to do political business, to clear fields, to save your party money and so on, if it's not a crime - and I believe it is - it certainly is business as usual, politics of corruption. Darrell Issa
My dad was an editor and a writer, and that's really where I would have liked to have gone. But the genetic link was not intact there, so I wound up going into business. But I love to write, still. I'm not a great writer, but I enjoy it. Anne M. Mulcahy
An economist's guess is liable to be as good as anybody else's. Will Rogers
The message I take all round the world is Britain is open for business. William Hague
Informed decision-making comes from a long tradition of guessing and then blaming others for inadequate results. Scott Adams
You can make a lot of mistakes and still recover if you run an efficient operation. Or you can be brilliant and still go out of business if you're too inefficient. Sam Walton
I've seen so many people in this business that made a fortune. They get old and broke and can't make any money. I tell you something... no one's going to play a benefit for Jimmy Dean. Jimmy Dean
This is not a change of career for me. Just an expansion of it. I have contracts and obligations and business partners who are counting on me. And I would only want to do another movie if it's as good as this one. Claudia Schiffer
China is a government-oriented economy. No one can say he can run his business entirely without government connections. Anybody who says that he or she can do things alone... is a hypocrite. Wang Jianlin
After six years at Le Cirque, I decided to start my own business. I opened Daniel at 76th Street in May '93. Daniel Boulud
Environmentalism opposes reckless innovation and makes conservation the central order of business. Christopher Lasch
In the movies, you want a good story and characters that are honest, but you are also looking for a good director who can lead the ship. That's how we look at business. Everybody has a great idea for a start-up, and so do their relatives, and they tell me, 'You gotta build it.' I say, 'I have to believe in it.' Ashton Kutcher
If I'm doing something in fashion, I will try to respect the 'laws' of the business, but I will try to keep my integrity and my respect for the designers and for my readers. Carine Roitfeld
You can't look at the intrinsic value of gold as you can a business. Gold doesn't give you cash flow, and, at the end of the day, cash flow is what is important. Gold doesn't give you dividends. Michael Lee-Chin
I can show bands how to produce themselves. In the same way, many bands think you can't make it without some fat cat in London or New York to manage you. That's just crap. All you need is someone a bit older than you with a bit of business nous whom you trust. Johnny Marr
But the reason I became, why I wanted to be in the business was because there was Midnight Cowboy. Jodie Foster
There is always space for improvement, no matter how long you've been in the business. Oscar De La Hoya
The Tea Party is almost solely grassroots-based; business interests have almost no grassroots organization. The Republican Party has for too long been run on behalf of business interests who favor candidates the grassroots hate; the minute that those candidates begin to flag, only loyal Tea Partiers stand behind them. Ben Shapiro
Engineering, medicine, business, architecture and painting are concerned not with the necessary but with the contingent - not with how things are but with how they might be - in short, with design. Herbert Simon
The collective energy of everyone is what really made Business 2.0 exciting. James Daly
If politics and business fail us, of course the military will be called in. In the developing world, the massive and repeated ecological disasters are quite commonly met by the military. Bruce Sterling
I think when I got drawn to film, I didn't know it was a business. I mean, like most filmmakers, I probably saw more films than a lot of people when I was a kid. But I watched them on TV as well. I was no purist about it. I spent lots of time in movie theaters, but I also watched a lot of films on TV. Allison Anders
My father was adamant in his disapproval of my interest in show business. Paul Lynde
My laptop helps me carry on my business functions and stay in touch with my executives when I'm abroad. Lucio Tan